This year is quickly drawing to a close and a new year is upon us. The year 2009 has been a difficult year for many and there doesn't seem to be a lot of hope on the horizon. People have lost their jobs. Some have lost homes to foreclosure. Retirees have seen their retirement accounts evaporate in a few short months. Families have fallen apart. Lives have been shattered.
As believers in Jesus Christ, though, we have a hope that the world does not have. Hebrews 10:23 states, Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. As Christians, we profess that we we have an awesome hope that the world doesn't have. Even though we have this hope, it's easy during difficult times to forget about that hope.
So as we enter a new year, I encourage all believers to hold on to hope. Be unswerving, unwavering, and firm in your hope. God is faithful to those who claim the name of Christ. The Lord will take care of us in our time of need.