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Who Can See Any Hope For Me

No matter the situation, we need hope to see us through the difficulties.  Without hope, a person loses any desire to push toward success or even press to take the next step.  Despair robs us of our desire to believe that things can improve even if we try.  When the desire is lost, it is very difficult for any action steps toward resolution and recovery to be made.

How does a person get to the point of hopelessness?  When life’s wounds have been so frequent and in such rapid succession that the time of recovery is not sufficient to mend…then hope may be lost.  And, the greatest tragedy is that a person in that situation may begin to feel that they are failures or they would have been able to overcome.  However, I love what Zig Ziglar, the great motivator of the late 20th century said, “Failure is an event, never a person.”

What Does Hope Do For Mankind?

Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest.
Hope motivates when discouragement comes.
Hope energizes when the body is tired.
Hope sweetens while bitterness bites.
Hope sings when all melodies are gone.
Hope believes when evidence is eliminated.
Hope listens for answers when no one is talking.
Hope climbs over obstacles when no one is helping.
Hope endures hardship when no one is caring.
Hope smiles confidently when no one is laughing.
Hope reaches for answers when no one is asking.
Hope presses toward victory when no one is encouraging.
Hope dares to give when no one is sharing.
Hope brings the victory when no one is winning.
(John Maxwell from THINK ON THESE THINGS).

Remember the Scriptures…Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. (Romans 12:12).  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9).  It was G.K. Chesterton that wrote, “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”