What To Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball
By Michelle Cote
8. Don’t Lose Hope!
In times of crisis, it’s easy for discouragement and potentially despair to creep in. The psalmist asks a question and answers it for us, “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My hope only is in you!” Psalm 39:7
Our God is a God of hope. He is Hope. There is nothing else on this side of heaven that is as sure and trustworthy. To trust doctors, the government, people, our finances, or even ourselves will fall short every time.
When we are in the midst of a dark season in life, we need to believe God for a different future. The Lord never wastes our pain, but has a plan and a purpose for what we are going through. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Trust that God will use this time of suffering for your good. He wants to redeem your tragedy and create your testimony! “Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice. He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me.” Psalm 55:17
We need to trust God to do what He does best. He takes the broken pieces of our lives, the scars, the ashes, the messes, and turns them into hope! If you cling to Jesus during your trial, you will come out stronger, wiser, more compassionate, and closer to the Lord with a new sense of hope and a refined character that will be a gift to the world. So many people in our world are living desperately, hopeless lives. As the Lord fills you with hope, He wants you to share it with those around you.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13