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There Is Great Hope!

October 27, 2012

There are two kinds of hope that can be found  in this world;  false and biblical hope.  In this world, Satan can have us gain false hope and dependence on power, money, prestige, beauty or other things that bring success in our life.  False hope affords one the opportunity to find satisfaction or success for a momentary time.  When we are misled by false hope, the ugly face of hopelessness raises itself within us!

I was talking to a lady several months ago who had been referred to talk to me about a problem she had.  This lady is a believer in God; however, she was going through a difficult time in her life.  She could see nothing but hopelessness in her life.  She believed  her life was useless.  She believed that God did not care about her any longer and she saw her life as a piece of junk.  I like the famous quote of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, “The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Biblical hope is the hope we have in God.  This hope reaches out by serving one other, encouraging hope to others, and looking upward not downward.  The first thing that comes to my mind when hope is mentioned is found in  Eph. 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”  With todays problems coming at us from every direction we all experience some form of hurt and discouragement.  We must not feel defeated.  We must be encouraged and rely on the hope we find in God. We must hold and support each other during times of hurt, discouragement and defeat.  To me this is Biblical Hope!   1 Corinthians 13:13 says,  “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Ronnie Smart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Certified Life Coach

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