Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hope brings life

Hope brings life. That thought came to me last week. And with that another thought, a simple conclusion really: Without hope, there is no life.

We all need hope. Hope for recovery, hope for better times, hope for the future. Without hope, a person withers away. We can see that when someone is seriously ill and there is no one who dares to speak words of hope.

If you read/see most news stories today, one would almost believe that the world is hopeless. We suddenly found ourselves on this escalator of increasing madness ... an escalator that keeps moving, even when we are standing still.

But you know what? We are not supposed to be dragged away like that. A person is not meant to live without hope. We can all make the decision to either let ourselves be dragged away passively or to take steps actively.

The most important step we can take in life is to turn our backs on hopelessness and to put our trust in God and no longer in the world, its systems, leaders, and programs. The hope that God gives does apply to our earthly existence and even more so to our eternal future. 👉Biblical hope is always focused on Jesus the Messiah, not on improving worldly conditions.

The times we are living in right now, calls for a decision: do you want to live without hope or do you want to surrender your life to the God of all hope? He will bring peace and tranquility to your heart and,  above all, He will give you hope for the future; here on earth and in the world to come!

Come to me, you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

7 comments:

  1. Amen, Marja! Let us put our hope in the Lord each and every day.
    Blessings!

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    1. Yes, not just once, but each and every day! I need it, I think we all need it. Thanks Martha, for stopping by.

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  2. Yes Amen we don't receive hope differed. We embrace HOPE! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Thanks Marja, It's so easy to get discouraged and feel hopeless when we see what's happening all around us and around the world.
    Thanks for reminding us that our only true hope is in the Lord.
    sharon markley

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    1. Hi Sharon, it is very easy to lose hope with so much bad/negative news, it can be quite discouraging. But... and this is a big but :) God is the God of hope, we must seek Him each day to receive peace and rest.

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  4. Thanks for this encouraging word, Marja. We CAN choose what we keep our eyes on, can't we? I heard a wonderful saying many years ago that's helped me: "Glance at your problems, but gaze at God."

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