What can give us hope in a fallen world? Have you ever been in a situation where you see no way out? You don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel and you live life anxiously because you don’t know what the future holds?
WHAT CAN CAUSE ANXIETY?
I believe it is what we rely on in life. Do we rely on God or on our own strength and understanding? Daily we are faced with new challenges, whether it is finances, illnesses, losses or unemployment. Change always is happening around us, and most of these changes we have no control over. These changes can be emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. Who then has control over us and our situations?
HELP IS AT HAND
Personally, I find comfort in the knowledge that God is in control of my life. In seeking Him in prayer I find inner peace in spite of the trials and tribulations I face in life. When I hand over situations I have no control over, I am assured God goes before me and prepares a way out for me. The Scriptures comfort and reassure me:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Hope is a desire with a corresponding promise from God. The Word of God is His promise to us. With the knowledge of that promise we can live in hope for the future. We can be bold in hope. We can allow our faith and belief in God to make our hope a reality. The more we speak God’s Word in our lives, the more we grow in hope. I will end with some words of hope for you:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.