Hope for the Hopeless

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“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” John 8:18………….

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”” John 14:6-7…………

Ever been hopeless? Felt hopeless? Like no matter which way you turn, no matter what you try to do, no matter how much you try to help yourself, no matter how much others try to help you, no matter what, nothing seems to work, nothing seems to get better, the way you feel never changes, the way things look never seem better, like you’re just plain old hopeless, like you can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and even if you did you wouldn’t believe it anyway? You’re not alone. Countless people, myself included, have felt the same way. And I’m here to tell you no matter how far gone you think you are, no matter how hopeless things seem, no matter who has told you there’s no hope, no matter what statistics say about you, no matter how far gone you feel or seem or actually are, as long as you’re still alive and breathing, there is HOPE.

“I think you see the light at the end of the tunnel,” a counselor told me long ago. “I just don’t think you believe in it.” She was wrong on both counts. I was too far gone, too hopeless, to see any light. And even if I had, I wouldn’t have believed in it. And even if I had seen it and believed in it, it wouldn’t have given me any hope. Because I was looking in the wrong direction, and the only “light” I would have found, and seen, and believed in, would have come from this world and from the devil who disguises himself as an “angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14).

I have since discovered there is a  LIGHT SO BRIGHT, a LIGHT SO BEAUTIFUL, a LIGHT SO LOVING, A LIGHT SO FILLED WITH HOPE AND JOY, a LIGHT WITH PROMISES BEYOND MEASURE, a LIGHT SO COMFORTING, a LIGHT SO HEALING, a LIGHT SO SAVING AND REDEEMING, a LIGHT SO MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING, a LIGHT SO SAFE, A LIGHT SO SECURE, a LIGHT SO VISIBLE AND TANGIBLE, a LIGHT SO EMBRACING, a LIGHT SO FULFILLING, a LIGHT SO EXCITING, a LIGHT SO ETERNAL, that NOTHING absolutely NOTHING on this earth can compare and that NOTHING absolutely NOTHING on this earth has the strength and power to diminish, to end, and to take from those of us who have it.

JESUS CHRIST is LORD, SON OF GOD, SAVIOR, HEALER, REDEEMER, FRIEND, MASTER, COUNSELOR, COMFORTER, and on and on, and HE IS THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD, and if you repent of your sins, believe in Him as Lord and that He died on the cross for you and was raised from the dead and TRULY devote YOUR LIFE to HIM FOREVER, turning away from this world’s ways to GOD ALMIGHTY and the BIBLE, no matter what you face on this earth, no matter how hard, bad, trying, tempting, devastating, tragic, hurtful, etc., no matter how bad or even how good, YOU WILL KNOW A HOPE of BEING IN HIS FELLOWSHIP FOREVER and there is NOTHING MORE MAGNIFICENT in the universe than THE LORD and BEING LOVED BY and LOVING FOREVER God almighty in Christ!

Look away from the troubles of this world, friend, and look to the LORD! Believe in Him. Follow Him. Live for Him! There is NO HOPE like Christ! There is no light like HIS. May He be your hope! May He be your light! Forevermore! Oh, look to the Lord! Give yourself wholly, utterly, honestly, passionately, to the LORD. Oh, what hope! What joy! What light! Give yourself to Him forever!

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