What happens when hope starts slipping away? Darkness descends. It is difficult to think or see anything other than the negative.
Stuff happens. Sometimes from wrong choices we've made. Sometimes other people's wrong choices impact us. Sometimes things happen and we don't know why.
Earlier this week I was listening to Amanda Cook's song, City of Hope ...
Once we were a barren land Dry from disappointment But heaven like a heavy rain Revealed your heart for us Now we're dusting off our instruments In you we found our will to live What was once a wilderness Is seeming with new life 'Cause you are mending the broken-hearted You are making all things new And you're rebuilding out of the ruins A city of hope with the ones you love
How beautiful are those lines ...
'Cause you are mending the broken-hearted...
He heals the wounds of every shattered heart. He sets his stars in place, calling them all by their names.5How great is our God! There’s absolutely nothing his power cannot accomplish, and he has infinite understanding of everything. Psalm 147:3-5 TPT
You are making all things new ...
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:5 NKJV
There is one that can give hope - Jesus. I have seen Him do that in my life, my husband's life, and many other people's lives.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations. Isaiah 61:1-4 NKJV
Jesus. Our Saviour. A foundation that is solid, The Rock, not the sand of this world that shifts and changes with the latest trends.
Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation. When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.
“But everyone who hears my teaching and does not apply it to his life can be compared to a foolish man who built his house on sand. When it rained and rained and the flood came, with wind and waves beating upon his house, it collapsed and was swept away.” Matthew 7:24-27 TPT
Jesus. Only Jesus. Surrender. Let Him rebuild hope in your life.
He's solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, An impregnable castle: I'm set for life. My help and glory are in God. So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be. Psalm 62:6-8 The Message
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