Friends, Hope comes from seeing God’s point of view in the midst of our crises situation, circumstances and events – but how so often we struggle with hopelessness when we face perilous times.
The Bible recounts in (Mark 5:35-43) the story of Jairus the synagogue leader who felt hopeless in the midst of his crisis– the death of his daughter but Jesus gave him hope.
Making sense of Hope requires us to:
- Only Believe – That God can and is able to turn our hopeless situation around. Our situations may be impossible for us but not impossible for the one who created us.
- Fear not – Unhealthy fear has the ability to cripple us when faced with a hopeless situation but we must choose to draw strength from God’s word daily by committing to memory scriptures such as Psalm 27:1 that says “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
- Trust God – We cannot truly comprehend the goodness and compassion of God upon our lives – it is because of His mercy that we are not consumed – this truth should be a compelling reason for us to trust Him.
Christ follower, this week and year, no matter what is going on in your life, choose not to lose sight of Hope. If you are currently not a Christ follower, Jesus wants to give you Hope – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.