Ephesians 6:17 - And take the helmet of salvation…
When the phone rings at odd times, most people think, “Oh dear, it must be bad news.” They don’t think, “I wonder what the good news is that it cannot wait till morning!”
When we hear, “The boss wants 2 see u,” instinctively, we think, “Oh dear, this is not good.” But how do we know that it is not going 2b about a promotion?
Our minds are inclined toward the negative. So 2 guard our minds against negative thoughts, we are 2 put on “the helmet of salvation”, which is “the hope of salvation”. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
If u are going through a trial right now, putting on as a helmet the hope of salvation means that u have a confident expectation of good coming your way. It means that u choose 2 believe that this trial that u are going through is only temporary bcoz God will see u through it. It means that u believe that this difficult period will end with your salvation — your preservation, wholeness, wellness, health and prosperity!
You may not know what is going 2 happen this week. But one thing u can do is 2 put on the helmet of the hope of salvation and tell yourself that u are going 2 have a fantastic week!
“Well, u know, Pastor Prince, u never know what 2 expect. We hear so much bad news these days — another flu outbreak, another company retrenching its workers… I really hope that I will not be retrenched next. But I cannot be sure. I am keeping my fingers crossed.”
No, my friend, biblical hope is not “I hope so” but “I know so”! You can have a confident expectation of good happening 2 u bcoz u are not like the people of the world. You are a child of the Living God. You have a Savior watching over u. There are more angels given charge over u than there are demons against u. And greater is He that is in u than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) There is every reason 4 u 2 have a confident expectation of good happening 2 u!