Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Our hope is in Christ
by Susan Barnes 
01/25/13
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” 1 Corinthians 15:19

When we look at the pressures Paul was under during his life we can understand what he means. He received 39 lashes on five occasions, was beaten with rods on three occasions, was stoned, was shipwrecked three times, spent 24 hours in the open sea, and had been constantly on the move. He was in danger from rivers, bandits, from his own countrymen, from Gentiles and from false brothers. He had gone without sleep, food, drink and had been cold and naked as well as having the pressure of his concern for all the churches (2 Corinthians 11:24-28). If Paul had not had his hope in Christ and the knowledge that one day he would go to be with Christ, which is better by far (Philippians 1:23), then he probably would not have been able to endure all these pressures.

The world hopes that tomorrow will bring better circumstances but the Christian hopes in Christ, and in Christ alone. Psalm 62:2,5 tells us that, “He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken … my hope comes from him.”

Tomorrow may not bring better circumstances. Tomorrow certainly did not bring better circumstances for Paul, but if our hope is in Christ and we know that one day we are going to be with Him forever, we can live confidently today and face whatever tomorrow may bring.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY

Read more articles by Susan Barnes  or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 246 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com