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Topic: Hope (05/04/06)
- TITLE: There Is A Light In The Darkness
By shelley hammond
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When you say a situation or person is hopeless, you are closing the door on God and pushing Him further away. God gave us the ability to hope because He has something much better planned for our future, and if we keep pressing forward, and don't give up we shall find it. See, more than anything Satan would love for us to get discouraged and give up, but we must refuse to give him what he wants.
When you suffer you can have hope because the purpose of some of our troubles is to test our faith. When we accepted Jesus into our life, He gave us hope with the promise of a new life, new heart, and a new purpose. He promised us salvation, a salvation that cannot be lost, taken, or corrupted in any way. We no longer have to live in despair or in a life that has been leading us no where.
The Lord promised that the darkness would not last forever, that it is only for a season. If you believe in the Lord and have faith in Him, He will comfort you in your times of trials and testings, and He will bring you through it stronger then you were before.
Remember, good can come from the darkness, because you have to know the Darkness before you can appreciate the Light.
When you are depressed, look at the future and not the past. If you feel overcome by your circumstances, keep in mind that God knows what is best for you. Stop feeding on your feelings and start feeding and growing in the Lord and in His Truth. The Lord will guard and protect you and guide you on your journey. No matter how miserable you may feel, God is greater then your feelings and He is always there for you. Believe in God and walk by faith and He will see you through.
Seek the Lord, listen to Him, know Him, pray to Him in everything, and love Him with all your heart, and then He will show you the Light-the Way home!!! Then may be one day you will be able to show someone else the Way out of their darkness, because you will be more able to understand how they feel because you have been in that same dark place, so in turn you can encourage them, and help guide them to the Light of hope.
Just remember, the reason we lose hope in the first place is because we have lost God, or we have never had Him at all.
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