There is a worldview suggesting that a Christian is a person who is weak-minded and in need of a belief system to help them deal with life. Many of those who adopt this view are atheists who are hostile to any suggestion that God is real. There are also people who say they are a believer, but live as if there is no God. God created us in His image and a part of that image involves our search for Him. One criticism of the unbeliever is that there are so many different religions and belief systems that either all of them are true, or none of them is. As a Christian we rightly believe that the Bible is the final authority on God. Every other religion has their own false source of inspiration and authority, but none can stand up to scrutiny as the Bible can. The basis of our faith is the hope we have because of what Christ has done in us through salvation. The Bible says in Titus 2:11-15 (NKJV) “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, (12) teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, (13) looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (14) who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (15) Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.”

The hope this world needs is found in Christ. 1 Peter 1:3 (NKJV) says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” At the end of life is death, and life is short. Many people take no thought about whether they will spend eternity in heaven with God, or in hell, which is the judgment and consequence of rejecting Christ. A believer is a sinner saved by the grace of God who lives with the promise of eternity every day in the person of the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,” (Ephesians 1:13, NKJV).

Are you faced with situations in your life that seem overwhelming and rob you of joy? There is hope. Are you unsure where you will spend eternity? There is hope. When it comes to dealing with sin, disappointments, temptations, and uncertainty, I am weak-minded and in need of a Savior. I thank God that like the children song says, “I am weak, but He is strong.”