Hope for the New Year: The Hope of Glory

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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 writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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