Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep-sea diver, who was doing everything in his power to find a way for the crew’s release, thought he heard a tapping on the steel wall of the sunken sub. He placed his helmet up against the side of the vessel and he realized it was the Morse Code. He attached himself to the side and he spelled out in his mind the message being tapped from within: “Is…there…any…hope?”
Do we not find ourselves, as we are drowning in the difficulties of this life, asking a similar question? We ask such things as: “Is there any hope for our nation?” “What hope does my family have?” “What hope is left for the church?” “What hope do I have?” “Is there any hope!?”
We need to realize that the Bible is a message of hope. Paul declared, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope” (Rom. 15:4). The Hebrew writer states, “Wherein God, being minded to show more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath; that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and stedfast and entering into that which is within the veil” (Heb. 6:17-19). Peter says we have been begotten unto a “living hope” (1 Pet. 1:3).
True and lasting hope comes as we rely on and obey the word of God.
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