Have you ever just felt like all hope was just lost?
Like every corner you turned just ended up at a dead end?
I think every person has at some point or another felt like this. Even the Apostle Paul felt this way.
7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.You see even a major charter from the Bible had moments where things just dropped out from underneath of him.
10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Cor. 12:7-10
The question is not, will there be moments of hopelessness? But rather, what will we do when that feeling comes?
When the junk of this life comes, rather than looking to things of this world to bring relief we need to press into the things of Jesus Christ and I know that those answers seems trivial, but in all reality they are the very answer that will bring hope. Look at this.
3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:3-8
This text truly brings light into a dark and depressing room. God's word truly is a light unto our paths and lamp unto my feet...to give us the strength to be able to walk, and to take that next step in our journey. Keep these Bible verses near and dear to your heart and life, and when you are feeling the darkness of this life creep up on you, open the Scripture and let the Holy Spirit flood your soul with LIGHT!
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