40 Days of Hope, by Paul David Tripp
20/30 | Started 02.20.22 • Finished 05.19.22 | 5 stars
This little series "40 Days of..." from Paul David Tripp is a selection of readings from his New Morning Mercies devotional that center around a particular topic. This is the second of these I have done. Tripp reminds us that hope is found only vertically, not in any of the horizontal things we try to do to muster it up. He calls us to thankfulness for the hope of the gospel. He shows how we must functionally live out our confessional theology in order to obtain hope and joy. How much I need the hope of Jesus - the hope that is Jesus - to bring joy into my life. May it be so.
But eternity fills this moment with hope. Because I know that this is not all there is, I also know that the sin, trials, and sufferings of the present will not last forever.
“So we do not lose heart…. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we looks not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Cor 4:16-18)