“And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”” Luke 18:38-39 NKJV.
This forms part of a story of a blind man who was along the side of the road as Jesus walked by with a multitude of people. Like him, more often than not we find ourselves waiting for that one opportunity to break free from our struggles. We ly in wait, not knowing when the opportunity will come but still we ly in wait, with an active hope that on the appointed day, our Lord and Saviour will help us. This requires a great deal of patience and discernment as many will come claiming to be the Saviour with the objective to high jack the hope we have in Him.
Because we live in a world that is set on watching you fall and stay down, the knowledge of you having hope in Christ is of great concern to them. This is because no matter what, you will rise up and stand victorious. You see, as the blind man called out to Christ, the people around him tried silencing him. This is true in our lives as well where you will find yourself being accused and discouraged from pursuing after Christ. Like the blind man, we need to fight off those voices and cry out all the more to Him so that over the voice of the enemy, He can hear us. Hope in God is hope that is alive, that has the capabilities to fight and push on through.
Father, as my hope is in You, help me to fight on despite the voice of many trying to discourage me. It is You who gives me strength and hope. You are the one I await for patiently and until that day comes, let me not be led astray by those who are not You. Amen