Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you. — Zechariah 9:12
I have a question for you: What are you hoping for? What are you expecting in life? Are you looking for something good to happen, or are you expecting to be disappointed?
So many people are feeling hopeless these days. However, Jesus did not die for us to be hopeless. He died so that we could be full of hope.
The devil wants to steal your hope, and he will lie to you. He’ll tell you that nothing good can happen in your life or that the good things you care about won’t last. If you’re struggling with a difficult situation, he’ll tell you it will never end. But stay full of hope and remember that the devil is a liar. God can change everything!
Our Father is good, and He has good plans for your life. If you will maintain your hope, especially in the midst of troubled and uncertain times, He has promised you “double for your trouble.” So refuse to give up hope. Start expecting God to do something—something good!