233. God’s Hope

Hope in HandsWhere does affliction come from? We live in a fallen world “subjected to frustration” and in “bondage to decay.” (Romans 8:20,21). Don’t believe that God is punishing you. That’s Satan’s lie. Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world.”

Where then does hope come from? God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
Never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?”

Our hope is not in our own hands but in the hands of God. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 1:3, “Your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” This was a hard lesson for me to learn, and I’m still learning it. I’m safe in the hands of God; I’m safe nowhere else.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 233. God’s Hope

  1. Bob Farquhar says:

    I agree! Expressed well……however, easier said than put into practice. Faith is essential.

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