Daily Bible Verse:              Isaiah 50:10

‘If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God.’

- No matter how much darkness we face, we have One on Whom we can rely.
- Even if it seems like there is no ray of hope, we can trust Him, for He is with us.
- When the way forward seems uncertain, and we do not know what to do, He is there.
- Trust in the Lord, and rely on your God.

Prayer: Lord, as I walk through life, it is great to know that You are always watching over me. No amount of darkness can extinguish the ray of hope and confidence that I have in You. I will trust in You and I will not be afraid. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 50:10
‘If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God.’


Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 50:7
‘Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will. And I know that I will not be put to shame.’

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HOPE - THE KEY TO LIFE!

March 27, 2020

QUOTE:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson


LIFE WITH HOPE

Hope is an essential ingredient of life.  If we have hope we can face anything that life can throw at us.  If we have hope we can take on the challenges and overcome.  Hope is what gets you up in the morning. 
Definition: a desire with anticipation or to desire with expectation of obtainment or to expect with confidence.
Life with hope can be a life of expectation, anticipation and 'looking forward' to a good future, regardless of the circumstances right now.

LIFE WITHOUT HOPE

On the other hand life without hope is completely different.  Life without hope is hopeless.
Definition of hopeless: having no expectation of good or success.
When we lose hope we lose the strength for life.  We no longer have the strength to get up in the morning.  We do not have the strength to face tomorrow.  Everything becomes a challenge and even small tasks call for a great degree of effort.  We have experienced this first hand.  I have seen the ravages of despair, hopelessness and depression.  I have seen hope turn to hopelessness, hopelessness turn to despair, despair turn to depression and depression turn to destruction.  The medical fraternity predicts that depression will be a dominant disease in the world.  Not HIV, cancer or heart-disease, but depression.  The world is staring down an epidemic of depression and I believe it starts when hope is lost.

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