What is hope?
Some nice words aiming at making you feel better?
An illusion so that we don’t feel pain anymore?
Good ideas about how life could be but never will?
A fashionable word nowadays?
A dream that will never become reality?
Just a feeling that gives you power?
Have you ever been in a situation when there was no hope in your heart anymore? Sometimes there’s nothing left but discouragement. Emptiness. Senselessness. And a million questions.
Sometimes all of what we’ve ever believed in suddenly does not work anymore. It’s not always that easy. Some things are difficult to understand. Some things seem too hard to accept. Some things seem impossible to deal with. Sometimes pain cuts too deep to take it.
That is why:
We need a definition of hope that goes BEYOND.
A definition of hope that surpasses all pain and tears. A definition of hope that also applies in poverty and tragedy. A definition of hope that goes beyond feelings of emptiness and loneliness, of frustration and desperation, of hopelessness and resignation.
When you’ve got no hope, there’s NOTHING you’ve got left. HOPE is fundamental for any life. The basis of it all. Nothing works without hope. You can’t do anything without hope.
But sometimes, hope is just this quiet voice telling you at the end of a day:
“Don’t give up.”
Here are some powerful words teaching us what hope actually is:
“TAKE COURAGE MY HEART. STAY STEADFAST MY SOUL. HE’S IN THE WAITING, HE’S IN THE WAITING. HOLD ON TO YOUR HOPE, WATCH YOUR TRIUMPH UNFOLD. HE’S NEVER FAILING, HE’S NEVER FAILING.” – Take courage. Bethel music.-
Searching for hope we are often looking for answers. And when we have answers, we have hope again. But did you ever notice, that not to all of our questions we can find answers?
Hope actually doesn’t mean to get all the answers we seek, it doesn’t mean that all our tricky questions have suddenly dissolved. Moreover, hope doesn’t mean that hard times, pain, struggles and challenges are over now.
In fact, we can experience true HOPE in the midst of all these circumstances.
Because HOPE rather means, to ENDURE, to HOLD ON in the midst of our pain and challenges, struggles, disasters and difficulties. In the midst of all those things in life that are breaking us down, throwing us to the ground and leaving us there- surrounded by a million broken pieces.
is knowing that God is never failing in the midst of our struggles.
It means to wait and to not give up because we know God is there and He’s moving in our struggles and making something great out of it. One day, if we hold on and don’t quit, we will see victory.
HOPE is what keeps us going. HOPE motivates us. HOPE empowers us. It enables us to think higher, dream bigger, reach further. HOPE gives us vision to see things like God sees. It makes us wait on a miracle. HOPE makes us believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining, believe in love even when we’re alone, believe in God even when HE is silent.
We’ve got HOPE in JESUS.
that is independent from our circumstances.
because we believe that God is who He says He is.
no matter what.