How do we address fear through faith? …By finding hope in the Gospel.
The Gospel gives us a future hope. Our once severed relationship between us and God because of sin has now been reconciled by Jesus’ sacrifice. Therefore, we can be rest assured that all our sins have been forgiven in Christ. The Gospel gives us a glorious and bright future to hope in, but what about right now in the midst of a pandemic? It can be very difficult to have hope in our future when the present does not look good and that future hope is a long way off.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,” Proverbs 13:12
When our expectations are put off for so long it is very easy to lose hope. How does the Gospel address the uncertainty of today and give us hope now? Jesus died on the cross for our life in the present.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
The Gospel gives us hope for everything we meet here and now. The hope we find in the Gospel does not leave us helpless in a crisis, nor does it abandon us to navigate the hazards of a fallen world alone. The Gospel gives us purpose for the brokenness that surrounds us. We are given incomparable power and the privilege of serving as representatives of God’s grace. As ambassadors, we are given a new perspective to see our current circumstances and a new identity that gives us the ultimate sense of security.
As we consider our present circumstances and the uncertainty of tomorrow, the Gospel is our great source of hope. Take this opportunity to pray that God would use our life to display hope in the Gospel. Our outlook has been transformed by what God has done through Jesus sacrifice!
August 29th, after the combined service Join us for the Trinity Volunteer Fair to see how you can serve over this next year here at Trinity Church.