Monday, March 23, 2020

You Need Hope

A hopeless life is boring and without purpose. People without hope choose to resign from life. They lose the strength for living and the will to move forward. Depression becomes their constant companion, and discouragement is their daily counselor. Don't live without hope.

Hope will always encourage you, never to discourage you. Hope will bring new found strength and joy to move forward with your life. Hope assures you that there is a good plan for your life. Hope gives you confidence that you can overcome all obstacles. Hope affords patience and endurance, never to give up on life. Hope empowers your life, because hope is from God, and hope is in God.

Hope will always come to you as a gift from God. It is a gift freely offered to all who trust in God. Hope in God convinces you that all things are possible with God. Hope will walk with you through the darkest night and the deepest valley. Hope assures you that better things are coming, because God is good. Hope says, "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever" (Psalm 23:6, NLT).

Hope is more than positive thinking or possibility planning. Hope does not falsely become wishful thinking. Hope is sure and dependable, because hope is always in God.  "So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him" (Romans 15:13, NLT). You need hope, because you need God.