Hope for the New Year: The Hope of Glory


I am Christ in you, the Hope of Glory. The Messiah — the Savior of the world — lives in you!

This promise is for all who have faith in Me: I dwell in your hearts through faith. This amazing blessing is a work of My Spirit in your inner being. The more you trust Me, the more you can enjoy My indwelling Presence — and the more effectively I can live through you.

In a world that may seem increasingly hopeless, remember that I am the hope of Glory.

This hope is ultimately about Heaven, where you will live with Me forever. But the Light of Heaven’s Glory is so brilliant that some of its rays can reach you even in the present — no matter how dark your circumstances may appear. I am the Light that shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it. As you follow Me along your life-path, clothed in My righteousness, this Light shines brighter and brighter until full day.

Think of it — the universe knows no greater Power than Me, and I live in you! Celebrate My indwelling Presence. It is your gift to enjoy.

God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. — Colossians 1:27

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. — Ephesians 3:16–17

The Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it]. — John 1:5 AMP

The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. — Proverbs 4:18 ESV

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Today Devotional Journal by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

It’s New Years Eve! 2015 and all of its joys and sorrows, celebrations and miseries are coming to a close. As we enter 2016, let’s go with hope! The Lord is with us! He indwells us! And He is our hope! Come join the conversation on our blog. We would love to hear from you as we launch this new year! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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