I suppose there is no worse thing than hopelessness. When it settles in your soul it clouds your thinking, obscures your vision for the future, and hijacks your emotions. Hopelessness is about feeling trapped, doomed to some form of failure, stuck in something you’ll never get out of, dominated by situations you have no control over.
Hopelessness breeds despair. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “despair” as, “no longer having any faith or belief that a situation will improve or change.” The consequences of despair are serious. Despairing people often give up on life, or on parts of their lives, and they give in to the gravitational pull of an emotional black hole that leads to passionless resignation about their lives and circumstances.
The good news is this: God helps hopeless people! No matter what you’re facing in your life, there is hope! There’s a way out of hopelessness. Coming out of despair into new hope is a journey, but it’s absolutely worth the effort.
Here are some steps that will get you there:
Here’s a prayer for you:
May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (GW)