What can I do when things seem hopeless?
1 Samuel 1:1-28
In the midst of Hannah’s hopelessness, she prayed to God, knowing that if any hope was to be found, it would be found in him.
Paul and Silas were on death row for preaching about Jesus, yet in this hopeless situation they sang praises to God. Why? Because they had an eternal perspective.
No matter how hopeless things seem here on earth, in Christ we have ultimate, eternal hope. People who don’t know Christ have nothing but their own hopelessness to cling to.
Hope is trusting God to act in his good timing.
When we honor God, our hopes can be richly fulfilled.
How can I put my hope in God?
Psalm 71:5; Romans 8:24
Salvation comes through trust in Christ, believing he will do for us what he has promised. Hope is expecting that he will give us everlasting life and that we will live with him forever. We can’t see these things, but we can hope with assurance, for our hope is built on a trust in the most trustworthy one of all.
We have faith in God to do what he has promised, and we can be absolutely sure that he will. So our hopes are not idle hopes, but built on the solid foundation of his trustworthiness.
Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 3:13-14
God never plans evil or hopelessness for his people. And his ultimate plan is to give us eternal life with him in heaven, where pain, sorrow, and suffering are gone forever.
@Promise from God: Job 11:18
You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety.