Friday, April 12, 2013

Hope for the Hurting

So many people today have lost HOPE. Where is hope found? Where can we turn to find it? Hope is found in the Lord Jesus Christ who is our Hope (1 Tim. 1:1), without Him we had no hope (Eph. 2:12), no help (Rom. 5:6), and no home (Jn. 14:1-6). But with and through Him we have a hope that does not disappoint and we have power within us to enjoy the hope we have (Rom. 5:5). 

In a time of darkness and despair we are connected to the God of Hope who is able to fill us with all joy and peace that we might abound in hope (Rom. 15:13)! He wants to remind each of us "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer. 29:11). Psalm 62:5-8 reminds us "My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." 

In those difficult times we need to be encouraged to "lift up my eyes to the hills, From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber" (Ps. 121:1-3). When we do that the question we ask ourselves is "Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him,The help of my countenance and my God" (Ps 42:11). 

If you are hurting today, Know that there is hope for the hurting and help for the helpless in the Lord Jesus Christ. Turn it all over to him today!

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