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There is Hope

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

During the Coronavirus pandemic many people have suffered some degree of loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, income, a business, or fellowship with their congregation. I’m sure the same can be said of you and your family. There is still a level of fear and anxiety that is increasing as people worry about the uncertainty in the days ahead for their families, nation, world and personal lives.

In these days of uncertainty we need hope. Hopelessness is prevalent around us among people. You can see it and hear it from what is shown on the TV and written in the newspapers. If you have been feeling a sense of hopelessness, I want to encourage you to allow the Scriptures to speak into your spirit and permit the God of hope to fill you with all joy and Shalom. Hope is based on “…Jesus Christ, who is our hope” (I Timothy 1:1 NASB). With God, there is always hope. “Why are you in despair, O my soul? and why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance, and my God” (Psalm 43:5 NASB). God is able to do anything, even what seems impossible. “For Thou art my hope; O Lord God, Thou art my confidence from my youth…But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise Thee yet more and more” (Psalm 71:5,14 NASB). God Himself is the ultimate hope of every believer. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13 NASB). Joy of the Lord and the peace of God are the sweet fruits of hope. God has this promise for you. “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NASB). He is truly your God of hope. “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” (I Peter 1:3 NASB). Hope does not disappoint. “…We exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:2-5 NASB). Yes, in the midst of this unprecedented time there is hope!

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