I can live without many things. I can live through bad circumstances. I can even live without food and water for a time.
But I can’t live without hope.
Basing my hope on my own abilities or strengths is so dismal. By myself, I can’t fix much of anything; not abuse, loneliness, relationships, jobs, or myself.
So do I just throw up my hands and give up? Or do I go to the wisest and strongest, the one who loves me the most? Do I come to the One who:
Knows all – including the future and other peoples’ hearts;
Can do all I could ever need and more;
Has already proven His love for me at Calvary?
Do I come to my heavenly Father?
My heavenly Father – He is all-knowing.
He is all-powerful.
He loves me without equal.
He created the world.
He designed me.
He has answers for each and every need.
So how do I connect Him with my brokenness? I read about how He has worked throughout history. The Bible records how He came through with:
Victories in war
Babies for those without
Victory over death
And words for when we don’t know what to say.
He included the least – not just the ‘in crowd’. I do not have to qualify via my efforts to get His help.
I get to know Him. I talk with other believers and see how He helped them. I believe His Word. I talk to Him and then LISTEN.
Christians are never promised a trouble-free life. But He promised I would never be alone in these troubles. That’s why I can always have HOPE.
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