Healing Our Perspectives Everyday
Hope is such an important aspect of all of our lives. Hope is the expectation of a better future, life and health.
There is a movie called Annie and one of the songs from that movie is very inspiring: “The sun will come out tomorrow…” unfortunately I’ve got to admit, sometimes it feels like the sun won’t come out tomorrow. With all that is going on and this pandemic coronavirus and all the attempts to prevent death have placed a very dark covering over the world. Creating lots of people to lose hope.
Do you expect a better future? Have your hopes been crushed by adversity or delays? The Bible tells us: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12, NKJV) I remember a time in my life when weariness crept into my heart. I was in what I thought was the prime of my life and I became ill. I was admitted into the hospital and the doctors struggled with finding a diagnosis and after two long weeks I was told I had “Neurosarcoidosis”. Wow!
As I look back over my life, I can see how the Lord has guided me. I remember the trauma, the bad news and more bad news. My courage was crushed. My mom’s strength was completely insane, as she was battling stage 4 colon cancer at the time also. For me it was if someone had punched me in the gut. I was completely useless until one day, God dropped in my mind to call a friend to get me to church: After attending church and being fed the word of God. I learned a verse: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20, NIV)
Do you need this verse right now? Are you facing setbacks and pain? God wants to reinstill hope in you. Things can change. You can change. God is sending you help.
Today, God is announcing good news of great joy: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” (1 Peter 1:3, NIV)
Please be hopeful in Christ…the alternative is hopelessness. And that is unacceptable.
Be Blessed! You’re a miracle!