The Word of God tells us that hope is the precursor of faith. Without hope, there can be no faith because faith must have something to which to give substance (Hebrews 11:1).
Given this truth, it is no wonder that the enemy would seek to crush our hope. He knows that hope is the anchor of our souls (Hebrews 6:19). When we lose hope, our souls easily drift into the dangerous waters of doubt and unbelief. But when we have hope, our souls remain fixed and steadfast in the waters of faith.
Perhaps you are feeling hopeless today. If so, let me encourage you. When our well of hope runs dry, we can always get a refill at the Source of our Hope, Jesus Christ Himself. Turn to Him today in full assurance that He will restore our hope simply for the asking.
And when your hope is restored, go find someone who is hopeless and point him to Jesus.
With love and blessings,
3 thoughts on “Restoring Hope”
God will never abandon His children. We must trust in His decisions, remembering that He is Sovereign and in control!!
I’m off to Williamsburg for a long weekend. See everyone next week!
November 5, 2008 at 10:55 AM
Daniel 2:20-21 (The Message) says
“Blessed be the name of God,
forever and ever.
He knows all, does all:
He changes the seasons and guides history,
He raises up kings and also brings them down,”
I have to say that I am concerned about where our world is headed. Regardless of who won the election, our nation has gotten itself in a disastrous situation with disregard for human life, deteriorating morals and has adopted a completely self-centered focus.
That said, I still claim the promise that God knows all and that he raises up kings and brings them down. Therefore, I may be concerned, but I’m not worried. I don’t fret over what’s going to happen, because I know that God is in control of it all! It helps me have the hope that it’s all going to work out.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
November 5, 2008 at 12:55 PM
Hi MaryAnn –
There are rough waters ahead, but the Lord takes care of us. We make decisions, and then reap the consequences. In His mercy, He walks us through the messes we make of our lives.
November 5, 2008 at 6:35 PM