Christ in me, the HOPE of Glory.
What an amazing verse. I have been really wrestling with the idea of waiting on the Lord. I read Isaiah 40 where it says strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. We will rise up on wings like eagles. My life has been crazy lately and it has been hard to see what God is doing, but it is all I can do to wait upon the Lord. My strength comes only from Him.
My job is changing, my church is changing, my housing situation is changing, and my family/wife/school paradigm is shifting (for the better)
Even so, there are so many changes I cannot see around the next corner. I have no idea even what tomorrow will bring. And yet, Christ in me is the Hope of Glory.
I have been so battered and broken, I have nothing left to offer, but Strength will Rise as we wait upon the Lord, because Christ in me is the Hope of Glory.
The bible says that if anyone is IN Christ, they are a new creation. The bible also says that Christ dwells in us and that we receive the Spirit when we profess faith in Christ. The hope I have, the only thing I hold onto is the hope I have in Christ.
So there I rest. In Christ. In Hope. In the someday of being in God’s glory, and in the now of being in God’s grace and mercy.
In the words of the hymnwriter:
Grace Unknown and
Love Beyond Degree