Hope and a Future

The worst state a person can be in is a state of hopelessness.That feeling that you get when you are so discouraged that you believe your situation will never change and you’ll always be stuck in the rut that you’re currently in. No one can survive without hope.

Maybe right now you think that you have no hope, or maybe you have given up on the thought that things could be different. Maybe you’ve heard yourself says things like… “My spouse will never change“, “My kids will never straighten up“, “I will always struggle financially“, “I will never get control of my life“, “My body will never get well“, or “I will never get victory over this particular sin“. Does any of that sound familiar?

Have you given up hope? I want you to know you are not alone. I know what it feels like to be hopeless, discouraged, depressed, and believe that you are ‘futureless’. Maybe you’re thinking “why try?” “why go on?” “why bother?”. Listen to me…Stop that way of thinking!

Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Our lives are not in the hands of some invisible force or blind fate. Our lives are in the hands of God. He has the whole world in his hands. That includes your life! God has a plan for you. God says that plan is to give you a hope and a future.

Today you must choose to believe that!


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