Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
ROMANS 5:5 AMP
Happy Thursday! How did Thursday get here so quickly? Yikes!
Today I would like to talk to you about hope. Have you ever felt hopeless? Have you ever known someone who felt hopeless? I can honestly answer yes to both questions. Last night I read a series of texts with tears in my eyes. The writer felt hopeless. It sounded like a situation that would end badly. Nothing has to be that way when we trust God. The problem is some things aren’t so easy to understand until you experience them. We have to take a step in faith. We must have forgiving hearts. How can we not forgive others, when we are forgiven by grace? We need to pray for everyone and show them love, especially people we think are wrong. We need to ask God for help, and trust him. Let go of worry and fear. That is so difficult to tell someone who feels the system has failed them and lives might be in danger. The truth is at that point, God is the best hope and possibly the only hope. He was all along.
What do you tell people, who are a victim of a corrupt system? What do you tell people, who cannot protect themselves or their children? I would love to read your responses.
Today, as you ask for forgiveness, I ask for your prayers for the people who feel hopeless. God bless you.