“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Isaiah 40:31- But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.
- In Isaiah 40:31, the Lord says, “those who have hope in me will not be disappointed.”
- In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord declares His plans for our future, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future.
- Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and not lean on our own understanding.
There have been times when I have lost hope. Looking back, those were some of the most depressing times of my life. It felt like I couldn’t get any further down. Like it was the end and nothing was going to get better. Times when I contemplated suicide and began partaking in reckless behavior. Times when I lost sight of God. Every day I continued my journey down that path; those feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and depression only worsened. Nothing ever got better on my walk down that path. The only solace I have ever found when it comes to emerging from that darkness is in turning to the light of God. In those times, down that path, my strength was renewed. I was not weary. Believing in God’s plan for me and trusting Him has not left me disappointed. Trust, believe, and HOPE in Him and disappointment will allude you as well. Today you can dare to hope that things can and will get better!
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