Follow the Star Devotional Day 4
Hope Does Not Disappoint
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
How do we know when we’ve latched onto something that’s true and real? Well for one thing, there may be suffering but there won’t be shame. God’s hope does not disappoint or put to shame. But real hope may involve suffering because we’re willing to walk through what it takes to have the real thing, something worth living for or dying for. Make sense? Shame brings suffering too but it’s suffering with no reward really.
The light of Christmas brought a hope into this world that is worth living for and does not put us to shame. I mean, living this life that Jesus brings us isn’t anything to be ashamed of for anyone who believes. It’s a life of love, light, and liberty in Jesus. There may be suffering because we live in a world that doesn’t understand it or appreciate it but it won’t end in shame. In a nutshell, those who live in the light of Jesus don’t have to live in shame. We won’t come to the end of this day or this life and regret it for ourselves, our family or our friends. That’s how real His light is!