“Let us who are of the day be sober putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8
If there was ever a time in the world’s history that people need hope, it’s right now. We have to find a defense strategy to defend our minds and hearts. The whole world is in torment because of the Coronavirus, so we’re turning to the Bible to speak to the hearts of our Christian friends. We’ve been told we can grow in faith and in love. But, we are never told to build our hope. Right now, we need to develop our hope. We do that by protecting ourselves with the helmet of hope.
Thought attacks come to us all. An example of this is in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” Simon Peter speaks out: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” Not long after that conversation, Simon refuses to accept that Jesus would be crucified. Jesus says to him, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” We are all prone to thought attacks, believing one minute and doubting the next. The enemy can attack any of us at any time.
Thought attacks are resisted by a conscious choice to hope. We need to meditate on hope-filled scriptures, to build our hope. There are 194 verses of hope, and those verses are there to build us up. Jeremiah 29:11 God has promised to give us a future and a hope. This is just one of many passages of hope in the Bible. Choose to put on hope today by meditating on God’s word.