Christians often read the Bible and then look around at the world and think the end times are near. I don’t want to say whether that’s true or not, but I do want to say that either way it’s important to have hope for the future. Here’s why.
The answer: This is very similar to why we should have trust. We should have hope for the future because no matter what happens we must have faith that we’re heading in the right direction. Of course, if you know your life isn’t going the right way because it’s your own fault, then still, indeed, by having hope for the future you can muster the courage needed from inside to mark your wrongs and start heading in the right way. Without hope for the future, it’s very hard to set and accomplish long-term goals.
Even if we only have 15 years left on Earth, for example, we should continue to live everyday as if we expect the Earth to rotate around the sun for millions of more years.
This is my message for you today. Enjoy your time here while we can and have hope!