Hope Vs. Hopeless
"There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have gown hopless about them." Clare booth Luce, American Playwright
"Hold you head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes bt morning comes...Keep hope alive." Jesse Jackson
"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King
Hope. Hopeless. Do we have hope? What is life like without hope? It is hopeless. Yet as believer you and I have a hope that can never perish. Peter writes, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heave for you.".
1 Peter 1:3-4 NAS. Thanks be to God that we have hope! Imagine life without God. Hopeless. Doing things by our own might and will is what the world is all about. Yet, we as believe have hope. We have a God who can do all things through us as stated by the apostle Paul. Why is it though that many believers live day to day feeling hopeless? Take heart we have overcome the world through Jesus Christ. We have God with us, who loves us and is for us in every way! Put your trust in God today and understand the living hope you have through Jesus Christ. You are special. You are loved. You are chosen. You are created to make a difference in the world. You have purpose. Praise God today for the living hope. Don't be hopeless. Be hopeful always! Things may be difficult now but God will give you the hope you need in the circumstance in which you are faced with. Isn't that wonderful?
The questions I have for discussion: Why do may believers live hopelessly everyday? What message does that send to the world? How does that effect the church? What can we do to living hopefully in every situation in life? How have you put your hope in God and what has been the outcome? Have you seen God work through what you have seen as hopeless situations? How does that effect your faith? Why is hope so important?
What do you think?
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