One of the saddest things in life is to be so beaten down by our circumstances that we lose hope, albeit temporarily.
It is said that as long as there is life there is hope.
I believe we need hope to stir us into life. Aspects of hope to revive us.
Without it our dreams die, joy withers, apathy and resignation take the place of purposeful activity.
Our hope in God is not false comfort, or a misplaced yearning.
Rather, it is a courageous leap of faith where we believe in God’s impossibly wonderful grace and goodness, and discover that they are the surest thing possible.
Only God can bring beauty from ashes, joy out of adversity, and praise out of despair.
He shines His light in the darkest of places and overcomes the darkness. His Light will never be extinguished. It blazes hot into eternity.
All may look gloomy and grim...but God… can change our attitude within.
We trust in His power to breathe life into what seems dead.
To help us to hang on when we are at the end of our rope.
All it takes is a flicker of faith to ignite a spark of hope out of hopelessness.
So don’t lose heart or hope, my friend.
Turn to His word and receive the promises wrapped up in hope.
Come boldly before the throne of grace and be refueled and refreshed.
Lay down your weary head and let go of all that weighs heavy on you.
God is waiting to pour His love out on you and stir the embers of hope back into life again.
makes a heart sicken
countenance gloom, eyes dim,
mood of doom, no joy within,
shoulders sink, frame bending,
tears blink, misery descending
makes a heart quicken
chin lifting, quavery glow,
something is shifting we know,
a tiny flicker rises again
no candle-wick snuffed out by Him
makes a heart begin
to survive onslaughts
and thrive against aught
devouring God’s word, we heed
its message believed and received