3 Reasons to Have Hope

Have you ever been in a situation so broken you can't even imagine a happy ending?

Have you ever begun to pray and had to stop, throw up your hands in frustration, and say, "God, I don't even know how to pray about this. All I know is I need help!"

Or have you prayed about a situation for so long with no results that you've grown heartsick, weary, and hopeless?

I'd like to share three reasons why we can have hope, even when a situation seems hopeless.

We can have hope because:

1.  We remember how God saved us, even when we were hopeless.

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless (hopeless), Christ died for the ungodly. . .  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6-8)

2.  We know God's mercies are new every morning. No matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day, filled with His mercy.

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 21:21-23)

3.  Nothing is too hard for God. Nothing. NOTHING. NOTHING!

"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." (Jeremiah 32:17)

Are you feeling hopeless today? Ask God to drive these truths down deep into your heart and give you courage and faith to press on. Will you pray this prayer with me?

 "I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him."  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD." (Jeremiah 32:24-26)

Was there a time when you persevered in faith, and you saw God work in a mighty way? I'd love for you to share your story in the comment box below!

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  1. Lori, you managed to incorporate many of my favorite verses into your post! I've blogged on these before. A favorite motto of mine is: Live in the "yet," based on Lamentations 3:21. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lori, thank you for this timely and meaningful post. It can be easy, in the midst of the "hard" times to remember to have hope in the Lord and His faithfulness.