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Fresh Hope for Hopeless

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Wear Hope in Christ!Are you feeling down? Is your soul singing unexpected blues? Are you weary, burned-out, at the end of your rope? Don’t worry. There are loads of fresh hope reserved just for you. You might not believe it right now. But bare with me.

Do you remember how Jesus, in his sermon on the mount, calls people happy or blessed who are hopeless? Why on earth would he do that? Read it yourself:

“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. (Matt. 5:3,CEB)

When we are out of options, there’s more room for God.
When we are at the end of our rope, we are ready to receive life on God’s terms.
When we are hopeless, we are open for God.

Could it really be….that happy are people who are hopeless?
Could it really be…that the promises of God are mine? All the time?
Could it really be…that my troubles are opportunities for God to step in?

Why, I ask myself, are you so depressed?
    Why are you so upset inside?
    Hope in God!
(Psalm 43:5, CEB)

It’s really is time to get rid of blah-blahs.
It’s time to remember whose we are and where we are going.
It’s time to jump-start our spiritual beat.
It’s time to wear hope.

Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. (Romans 12:12, CEB)

It is time to remember we are not supposed to be self-sufficient.
We are to walk with God and have our life from the hand of God.
It’s time to remember to place our hope in God.
Because if we place our hope in anybody or anything else than Jesus Christ, we will be let down.

Whenever you feel down.
Whenever you are weary.
Whenever you are at the end of your rope.
TELL IT TO JESUS!
And you won’t be let down.
You will be restored.
You will be blessed.

We need to let God’s hope to permeate our whole thinking and being. So that whenever we have a need, we will automatically turn to Jesus. The more we practice this, the more we are grounded in hope. Then nothing, absolutely nothing, can steal our hope or joy. Because when we come to God with our troubles, he rekindles our burnt-out lives with fresh hope and resets our spiritual beat with his abundant grace. It’s all about grace. GRACE, people! G*R*A*C*E!

 

Gracious God,
We bring our weary souls to you.
We are at the end of our ropes.
We are ready to receive life on your terms.
Restore us with fresh hope.
Reset our spiritual beat.
Become our everything!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you believe that your troubles are opportunities for God to step in? Do you hope despite of your troubles?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, CEB)

Image courtesy of Charice Orozco. Linking up today with Faith Filled Friday.

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  • Lindsey Shane

    Of course I want to win a bible! <3 

    Thank you.

    Psalm 43: 5
    "Why are you downcast, O my soul?
    Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise Him, my savior and my God."
    (NIV)

    • Thanks, Lindsey, for chiming in! God really is amazing! I put your name down for the drawing. Abundant blessings to you!

  • Emma

    I’d never seen a CEB before and was amazed when I read, online, ” Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” (Matt. 5:3)
    An earlier edition puts it, “Happy are people who are downcast….” Either way, it jumpstarted me into thinking about the meanings. So glad to find your blog. Am subscribing. If I win the CEB Bible you’re giving away, it will get used! If I don’t, I’m cheering for whoever does, for it’s a gem.

  • Emma

    Oh dear, silly me! I just noticed that this give-away was from a couple years ago!!!
    I do want to say that I’m grateful for this message of hope, and found it to be a blessing, even 2 years after the writing. Thank you. With prayers.

    • So sorry this old
      giveaway confused you but glad you found the message relevant anyway! I wish I had another Bible to give you. Abundant blessings to you, Emma!