Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is hope for you. Have you ever felt hopeless? One of the worst things in life… is to have no hope. When hope is gone, the reason to live is gone. Have you ever felt hopeless? Notice I didn’t ask, “Have you ever been hopeless?” You can feel it, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. If you know Jesus, you have hope. If you don’t know Him, you are hopeless without God, that’s why you feel it. But you aren’t. God loves you and will keep inviting you to put your trust in Him, to give your life to Him. The devil want to keep you from God, and keep you from hope, but he’s a liar, he’s the reason people are hopeless – without Jesus, the One who is hope. Down thirty-five to nothing in the fourth quarter - it’s hopeless. "It could happen." That’s not hope, that’s a wish. Hope is an expected good end - it’s more than a wish, it’s an expectation of good. God is the God of hope. No, you won’t win every game, but you will win in life. If you follow His Ways, there is hope, if you put your hope in Him, you’ll have hope – that does not disappoint. If you have hope, it doesn’t matter what you are going through. You know that He will see you through, that He’s right there with you, that His Word is true, His love for you never fails, His faithfulness to you reaches the skies. Things may be dark right now, but it is always darkest just before the dawn. If you keep obeying, and believing and praying and persevering. If you keep declaring – “My hope is in the LORD, God, the maker of heaven and earth.“ If you keep doing what He told you to do, reject and forsake your old ways, and follow in obedience the next step He has for you – your life will remain in hope. Even the fool has hope, the only one with almost no hope, is the one wise in his own eyes. (Pr 26:12) The Bible says there is more hope for a fool than for him. But there is still hope, if he will humble himself and turn. Put your hope in God, humble yourself every day and fully obey what He told you to do, in this hour. You might be where you are because you have not done something God said, or God told you. Or there are things you are doing, that prevent Him from bringing you what He wants to bring you, and where he wants to bring you to. Still, it’s not hopeless. Put your hope in God, trust in Him, obey what He says, ask Him the first step, and do it, and He will reveal the next. There is a way out from here, there is a way home from here. Don’t look at the waves around you, or the mistakes of the past, look to Him – and take that first step. He’s the God of hope, He has hope for you, that does not disappoint. You can expect good from the One who is Good when you walk in the good that He has for you. That other stuff that seems good, is not, it’s pleasure for a fleeting moment, just lies that sound like truth, not the good that God has for you. Your Heavenly Father, if you have received His Son Jesus, and given up your life to His control... He is the hope of the world, He has hope for you. He’s the God of all hope, you are not hopeless, this is not hopeless, just put your hope in God, put your trust in Him, ask Him to reveal the first step – and take it. He will bring you to good. He will turn this thing around for your good. He has good for you – and His love for you endures forever. This isn’t hopeless, He is the God of all hope. With Him you can expect a good end!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!