Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Are You Losing Hope?

Your life needn’t feel hopeless. Despite what you are feeling or going through, there is always a glimmer of hope if you know where to look.

Are You Facing Rejection? 

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Jesus was rejected by the same people who crowded around Him. He was rejected by the ones who cried Hosanna waving palm branches and laid their cloaks down for Him to walk on. He knows how you feel: The emptiness, betrayal, loneliness, the feeling of being unloved and uncared for, He gets it. Because of this, He has promised to never leave you or turn His back on you.

Are You Facing a Diagnosis?
Jesus encountered a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She spent everything she had on doctors. She was isolated from her community because of being ‘unclean’ due to the bleeding. She felt hopeless until she heard Jesus was coming by her village. A spark of hope burned as she did the unthinkable—she joined the crowd so she could touch the edge of His cloak. That simple act brought healing to her—body, mind and spirit. She was able to join her family again. Her hopelessness was transformed into hope because of Jesus. (Matthew 9:20-22, Luke 8:43-48, Mark 5:25-34)

Are You Facing Financial Problems?
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There was a widow who gathered sticks to make a fire to prepare a last meal for herself and her son. Elijah told her to make a small cake for him first so that her oil and flour supply would never run out. Out of her desperation, hope clung to the possibility that the prophet’s words were true. So, she took her last bit of ingredients and in obedience prepared the meal. His words held true and her food supply lasted through the time of drought in the land. God cared for her needs even when it didn’t make sense. (1 Kings 17:9-16)

God is able to accomplish everything that concerns you…Psalm 57:1-2, Psalm 138:8. And He will do more than we can think or imagine possible.

Reading the encounters of those who met Jesus, gives insight into His hope, given to everyone He met.

Have you met Jesus? He has hope for you too!

Do you have a favorite story from the Bible? How did it speak to you in the midst of your own situation?

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  1. God is doing wonders in my life. Drawing me closer to Him ever day. Great post and wonderful reminders.

  2. Perhaps this post came to me at the RIGHT time in my life. Thanks for writing it and reminding me of those who needed hope in the past. Blessings!

  3. Praising Him for His work in your life, Miranda!!
    Thanks for stopping and in and sharing your thoughts

  4. I love God's timing!! Always right on time--right when we need it.
    Praying hope-filled days ahead for you, Darlene


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