“For I know the plans I have for you; plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11
God’s Word is encouraging, even when it points out sin, even when it shows us our failures.
Because God, Himself, tells us He is showing us two things at all times: a future and a hope.
How could sin revealed bring a future?
Because when we walk in sin our lives are going to reap the ugly consequences which are tied directly to a sinful life, yet God wants us to choose something better; to turn from sin and reap a future of joy.
How can sin revealed bring us a hope?
Because without the knowledge of sin and the death it brings there would be no way to reach repentance.
To see ourselves for who we really are means understanding our personal need for God, not any god, but the One and only Holy God Almighty, the Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ.
So spiritual health is dependent on our ability to be revealed in truth.
The truth of Scripture gives us hope for change and a blessed future: eternity with Christ.