There are times in life when every heart feels beyond hope.
But feelings are not the dictator of realities.
The reality is … we are never beyond hope. Ever.
Because in the moments where our hearts feel beyond hope, it’s in those very moments God causes light to shine.
Psalm 112:4 (NASB) Light arises in the darkness for the upright. He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Light arises for those who love God, trust God, and do right … for those who turn to Him for help.
In the darkness of our despair, God initiates the illumination of hope. His graciousness blows in and His compassion floods our parched hearts.
Oh yes, we all have times when we feel beyond hope. But that’s not the reality. There is hope.
God causes new light, cool breezes, and fresh waters to rush in and renew us every time, no matter our situation. All because of His love for us.
So if we’re in a situation today that feels beyond hope, beyond ourselves, beyond our ability to fix things at all, may we turn to Him.
Trust in Him.
And know, really know, that our feelings are not the dictator of our realities.
And we are never beyond hope, because God is always near.
May your heart soak Him in and not be moved, is my prayer.
Psalm 112:6-8 (ESV) For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
In what situation have you felt beyond hope?
How did God bring light out of darkness in your life?
I’m joining Lisa-Jo, over at her site today, to take five minutes and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. The challenge is to write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing, with the prompt she gives. And today, her prompt: