It means bank on that hope. Trust in it. Feel secure in it. Be satisfied with it. Long for it the way you long for the coming of the dawn after a long, dark, scary night. There are at least five practical things you can do to move your heart toward “laying hold of your hope.”

  1. Meditate from the Bible on how sure your hope is in the presence of God.
  2. Pray earnestly that God would open your mind and heart to this greatness and this certainty and incline you to hope in him.
  3. Consider how much Christ has suffered for your hope.
  4. Consider Christians like yourselves who have laid hold on hope in Christ. For example, in 1934, when twenty-eight-year-old John Stam, missionary to China, was being led away to execution by the communists with his wife Betty, someone on the road asked, “Where are you going?” John laid hold on the hope set before him and said, “We are going to Heaven.”
  5. Help each other do all these things in your small groups. Exhort each other every day to lay hold on hope.


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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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