In Romans 15:13, the apostle Paul declares our Eternal Father to be the God of all hope. This is an important revelation concerning who our Father is. He is the source, our source, of all hope. Because our heavenly Father is holy our hope is also holy.
Holy hope is defined as a confident expectation and contains the nuance of something anticipated with pleasure. Biblical hope does not disappoint whereas human hope often does. Human beings are flawed having been corrupted by sin and often do not keep their promises through which they instill hope in others. Our heavenly Father is holy and does not promise anything He does not intend to fulfill. Paul reveals In 1 Cor. 1:20, that because of the work of Christ on the cross, all the promises of God in Christ are yes and in Christ Amen or let it be.
We all have experienced disappoint because of broken promises by family, friends, employers, politicians, etc. But Father’s word is based solely upon His holy nature, He cannot lie. He must, and will fulfill His word to us. Listen to the words of the writer of Hebrews 6:13-20; ‘For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” Do you see it? Because it is impossible for God to lie, every promise spoken by our heavenly Father will be fulfilled. Therefore the confident expectation for our future based on the truth of the word of God is sure and certain; giving us full assurance of hope throughout our lives regardless of our earthly circumstances allowing us to overcome all obstacles and finish our course for the Lord. Jesus ran his race with this hope holding him to His course.
Observe the place of hope in the heart of our Lord when facing certain death on the cross. Psalm 16:8-11; I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Hope based on His Father’s promise allowed HIS FLESH TO ENTER THE GRAVE IN HOPE; for Father had promised to raise Him from the dead before corruption touched one cell of His fleshly body. Holy hope assures us of life and promise beyond death and the grave for holy hope is eternal.
Everyone who places their faith in Jesus Christ receives access to this kind of hope through faith. A hope that acts as an anchor to our soul holding us securely and steadfast in Christ through the emotional storms and winds of change that blow upon our lives. A hope that rejoices the heart, calms the soul, and overcomes all fear is ours through placing faith in the word of His promises. Believe Him today and let this hope fill your heart and bring peace to your soul. For those who put their hope In Jesus Christ and the word of God will not be confounded or made ashamed.