And yet as you listen to this broadcast you hear a word spoken over and over again. It is the word hope. People say they are hopeful for some good news about the plant and their jobs. I think I counted the word hope used 7 times in the broadcast. These people are looking for hope. They are hoping things will get better. But no one has come to tell them how things will work out for them.
For God's people, God has told us how things will work out for us. God says He will supply our needs. He doesn't tell us just exactly how that will take place, only that it will. And that is reason for something each of us are looking for in the uncertainty of the new year. That is reason for hope.