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Hopelessness


Is despair your daily bread? Will lost hope ever grow again?

Think about the nursery rhyme …
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Could not put Humpty together again.

Every one of us has felt like Humpty Dumpty at least once in our lives. Maybe you are caught in this trap right now. You may be so far in debt financially that you need to win the lottery just to break even. You may be in a relationship that imploded on you and you have no way of reconciling. Like Humpty Dumpty, you had a great fall.

Sure, you can fool yourself into thinking that if only you can buy one more lottery ticket that you will hit the jackpot! If only your can get out of your marriage, you will find that soul mate that you tell yourself you deserve. But, in reality, you are just fooling yourself for that is false hope. That is placing your hope in someone or something that truly cannot help you. As the saying goes, “all that glitters is not gold.”

Try and try as you may, you soon discover that you will not be put back together again. It is at that exact moment that you have lost the battle because you are losing hope. When you lose hope, you give up, you give in, and your will is broken. It is like you are thrown out in an endless sea of despair and believe the lie that you will never be rescued.

Is there hope and a way out of despair … genuine hope? The answer is … yes! Your life can indeed be put together again! There is always hope, not because of what you can do, but because of the One in whom you can place your hope. His name is Jesus Christ.

We have all fallen short of who God wants us to be. That is called sin. But, Jesus came to earth over two thousand years ago to pay the penalty of our sin. In His death and resurrection, He broke the back of sin and death. When you allow Jesus Christ to take control of your life then He will breath the breathe of life into your situation and bring you hope; genuine hope and He can increase hope so that no one can steal from you

Instead of facing your problems alone in hopelessness and without victory, you can stand with Jesus and He will get you through in ways that are far more than you can ever think or imagine. In His time and in His way Jesus will put your life together again.

As you travel life’s journey, you can take the road from hopelessness to hope. Pray this prayer with us and get hope…

“Dear Jesus, I am in a situation where I have no hope. Please forgive me of my sin and breathe genuine hope into my life. I surrender my heart to you and ask that you take control of my life now. Thank you.”

 

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