Romans 5:5A – And this hope will not lead to disappointment.
HOPE= A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
THE BELIEVER’S HOPE = Favorable and confident expectation concerning God’s promises and our unseen future. HOPE FOR THE BELIEVER! FAITH IN GOD AND HIS WORD!
DISAPOINTMENT = To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of. To frustrate or thwart. To fail to meet the expectations, hopes, desires, or standards of; let down.
God’s words to us this morning in Psalm 130:5 – 0 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I put my hope. Not only do we put our hope in God’s Word, but our hope is also in His unfailing love for us.
In our text on today, we are told that hope in God does not lead to disappointment. Disappointment is one of the oldest human experiences! Have you ever been disappointed in someone? Of course, we all have. Everyone knows disappointment sooner or later n life. To those of you haven’t experienced disappointments yet, KEEP LIVING!
The disappointments of life are a part of life. They can either make us or break us! The good news of hope on today is that God give us a promise that He will not disappoint. Therefore, put not your trust in man, but in God. Man will deceive you.
God will not disappoint us because He has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given to us.
Proof of this is given to us in Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God’s love for us does not put us to shame nor disappoint, for it is shed abroad. It is poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
We have experienced disappointment in many forms. Friends and coworkers have break their word, children grow up and go away from home or to college and never call us, marriages end in divorce, people we love and care about betray us, companies we work for and gave our lives to lay us off, our dreams are shattered by tragedy and on and on, one disappointment after another.
But, even with one opportunity after another to be disappointed and at times not being able to avoid disappointment that will come our way, God’s Word declares to us on today that when we put our hope in Him, we will NEVER be disappointed nor defeated by it because of HIS love for us that is shed abroad in us by the Holy Spirit. That is enough for you to take a shout break right there!
Hebrews 13:5-6 Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things that you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” So that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.”
The hope of God’s child is that He will do His good work in us, through us, for us and for His own glory, and that no challenge or weakness on our part, nor difficulty in life shall deter Him.
As Christians, our focus is not on the disappointments of life, but on the promises of God’s Word. Romans 8:24-25 – But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Romans 15:4 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Yes, the disappointments of life will come, but they will never be able to overtake us because of God’s hope and love that is in us by way of the Holy Spirit.
God’s hope does not disappoint!!!! Hope in God’s Word give us peace in knowing that disappointment is a defeated foe, even before it makes an attempt to enter our lives.
Hope in knowing that God does not disappoint give us peace. Peace with God is a gift from God. A peace that surpass all understanding. A peace in knowing that disappointment does not rest with us as believes, “HOPE” IN GOD AND HIS PROMISES IS WHAT RESTS WITH US AND GIVE US PEACE.
There is a song that says: There is no disappointment in Heaven that goes like this: There’s no disappointment in Heaven,No weariness, sorrow or pain; No hearts that are bleeding and broken, No song with a minor refrain. The clouds of our earthly horizon Will never appear in the sky, For all will be sunshine and gladness,
With never a sob or a sigh. I’m bound for that beautiful city, My Lord has prepared for His own; Where all the redeemed of all ages Sing “Glory!” around the white throne; Sometimes I grow homesick for Heaven, And the glories I there shall behold; What a joy that will be when my Savior I see, In that beautiful city of gold.
SAINTS, WE HAVE HOPE AND NOT DISAPPOINTMENT ON THIS MORNING! For God’s Word declares to us THIS DAY that Hope in Him will not lead to disappointment because His love for us is shed abroad in us through the Holy Spirit. GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!!! I CAN SHOUT RIGHT THERE!!
BE BLESSED AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. REMEMBER, GOD’S HOPE IS LOVE, WHICH NEVER LEADS TO DISAPPOINTMENT.
I LOVE YOU ALL WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST.