1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…
Because of what Jesus did in restoring our relationship with God we now have a living hope, for our hope is in Him. Hope means a confident expectation of good to come. As a believer we should be living in hope every day. We can do so by first looking to hope past. The children of Israel had a promise given to them by God of good to come. A Messiah would come and deliver them from their sin.
That expectation of good came to pass just as God had said. We can now live in hope present, looking at all that scripture teaches us that Christ has fulfilled for us and therefore we can expect good to come to pass in our life based on all that He has done. Learning of the promises of God we have available in Christ by faith, we can expect those promises to be fulfilled in our lives now.
We can also live in hope to come as we know Jesus will return for His church, and we will ever be with the Lord. All who are born again are no longer without hope, for God is their hope. Don’t live a hopeless life. The Messiah has come, and every promise He has given us for this life we can walk in by faith, knowing we will also see Him come again. We have a living hope in Jesus our Lord.