Keep Hope Alive

Your mind has more nerve lines than the entire phone system in your state. In it are more routes for electric current that the power lines in North America. Isn’t evolution amazing? Not! The God who put seven colors in every ray of light and causes it to travel at 186,000 miles per second is sending you a message of hope.

He is calling us from the ghetto of our ego. He is urging us not to engage in an orgy of self pity. He wants you to focus your zoom-lense mind on what He has in store for you. You may feel you are held in the same esteem as a piece of lint on a black-wool-coat, BUT….the God who has given order to the electrons, protons, and neutrons that swirl around you like a swarm of bees wants to enable you to make a quantum jump in life. He has called you to hope. Even if you have the wealth of Saudi Arabia and don’t have hope you can’t be content and productive. This is not an ethereal day dream, vague optimism, or the wish that somehow everything will work out all right. The air of despair is overcome only by hope. Hope’s arching rainbow is visible on the horizon of all who have faith in God, even on the grayest of days.

Experience might well drive some to despair.

Circumstances might lead some to depression. It is easy to drift into hopeless acceptance of defeat.

However, when we say a situation is hopeless we are often slamming the door on God. Don’t discount God. He keeps hope alive.

The Apostle Paul who faced many hopeless situations with vibrant hope described his God and appealed to the disconsolate with these words: “May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace by your faith in Him.” (Romans 15:13)

This filling with joy and peace comes in close association with “faith in Him.” Apart from Him hope vanishes. God responds to faith in Him.

You can’t control what happens to you, but can control your action and reaction. You can’t change facts, but you can change your attitude. The choice is yours. 

The loss of hope can be overcome because of two human factors: one, your mind and the other your will. Your will which not even God will overpower, and your intellect which only you can forfeit can enable you to sustain hope. These two tools are given us by God to enable us to manifest and maintain hope.

No farmer ever planted a seed who did not hope it would grow. No astronaut ever sat on a launch rocket without hoping it would work. Whatever your circumstances, face them with hope.

Remember, this “…hope which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” (Hebrews 6:9)

Great acts and achievements grow best in the garden of hope.