“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise” (Hebrews 10:23, NLT).

We’ve all had our hopes dashed in one way or another, starting when we’re children and we didn’t receive a toy or treat we hoped for. I don’t have to describe the unfulfilled hopes we experience as we grow to young adulthood and beyond—we all have our tales of woe, some more painful than others.

Can we really trust God or will he break our hearts too? We can. He is the only one who can be trusted to keep his promises and not let us down. He’s given us his word, the assurance of the Holy Spirit, answered prayer, fresh hope with each morning, new life in each spring flower and most of all, his Son, who overcame death by resurrecting himself. Our hope is sure and his promises are ironclad in Christ our Savior.