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Hope That Does Not Disappoint


Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalm 43:5
 
Where Are You? What kind of tune are you singing today? Or perhaps, the question might be better phrased, 'Are you singing?' We are asked to endure, to wrestle, to struggle, to develop, throughout many phases of our lives. As we go through this process, there are times, when we come to the 'end' and think, 'It was not supposed to be this way.' And, we find ourselves in a place where we never thought we would be. Without hope. We don't see an 'end' in sight and we don't see a change coming that will bring relief and usher in joy.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
~Emily Dickinson

Hope In God
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Where Can You Go? We all have experienced a place of despair and discouragement at some point in our lives. The situation we currently face may or may not change overnight; but God, through Jesus Christ, the One who gave His life for us on the cross and rose again the third day has given us hope beyond compare. From the hairs on our head to the sands of the sea, He is well-acquainted with our hurts, disappointments, and despair. He is not impervious to our pain and most assuredly He understands our disappointment.

What Can We Do? It is always a choice, albeit difficult at times, but we must fix our eyes on Jesus. We must choose to recognize the God of the Universe despite what may be happening to us or around us. It is this resolve that we see in our Lord and Savior, "who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2)
 
 In the midst of our greatest disappointment, 
is the glimmer of the great hope we have 
in Christ.





 



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