13 Reasons for Hope - June 24, 2018

Hopelessness is a very real thing.  It can happen when someone is going through difficult times or painful experiences.  And, it can happen without specific reasons.  Maybe someone feels overwhelmed, trapped, or insecure; there might be challenges that someone is facing where there seems like no solution is possible.  But there is always a reason for hope, no matter how bad things seem at the moment.

You see, hope is more than a feel good emotion, it is a gift from God that He freely wants to give all of us.  Why is it important?  Because life has its challenges.  There are obstacles amidst the twists and turns of the journey.  The gift ofhope allows us to approach life with confidence that our loving God has our best interests at heart and will sustain us through the storms in life.

Remember these 13 reasons for our hope:

1. Christ is victorious (1 Corinthians 15: 54-54-58)

2. The Lord will fight for you (Joshua 10:25)

3. God has a plan and purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11)

4. Jesus is healer and wants to heal you (Luke 18:35-43)

5. God says you're not alone (Isaiah 43: 1-3)

6. God will always help you (Psalm 121: 1-8)

7. God's grace is enough (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

8. He will give you hope (Romans 5:3-4, 8)

9. God will comfort you (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

10. God will carry your burdens (Psalm 55:22)

11. He will forgive.  God syas he gave his only Son for our sins. (Isaiah 53: 3-5)

12. God loves you (John 3:16)

13. God is with you forever (2 Corinthians 4:7, 16-18)

Adapted from www.lifeteen.com/blog/13-reasons-hope/

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