You know, the beautiful thing about the Christian life is the hope that we have in Jesus. He promises better things ahead for us each and every day as we trust Him. One of my favorite verses is Romans 15:13: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” When the God of hope is your God, better things are always just ahead. Have you hit a downward slide in life? God promises better things ahead for you if you know Jesus. He wants to use you today to make a difference in the life of someone else. Hey, yesterday may have been great, or it may have been a bust … but take comfort and be encouraged. Regardless, there are better things ahead for you! And THAT is real hope.