When You've Lost Hope
The marriage, you did everything that you could to save it - but it failed.
That start-up business, you did everything right - but it didn't work.
Your kids, you raised them right - but they didn't turn out the way you hoped.
I've quoted this verse before. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
If there is no hope, or if you have to wait too long for it, you will want to give up. Depression will set in and discouragement will gnaw at your bones. What do you do?
Hope isn't some kind of fairy dust you find at Disneyworld. It is a real and tangible part of your life.
#1 - Find it's source.Psalm 121:1-2 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
God gives hope - just ask for it!
#2 - Accept it by faith.Romans 8: 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
I know the old say, "Seeing is believing." But in the case of hope, you have to believe in something that you cannot see.
#3 - Believe what God says long before what the "facts" say.
Facing an impossible mountain? Don't lose faith. Believe what He tells you. God never lies.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I need Your hope today. AMEN!