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It’s amazing how quickly life can take a turn for the worse. In a matter of days, hours or minutes, we can go from “life is good” to “life is really bad;” from “life is easy” to “life is really hard.” When life is hard, we need to hold on to hope. We need to keep our hope alive.
While the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, God was at work — He was preparing a man named Moses for a mission. God was forming him for the task ahead. At the right time, God brought Moses on the scene, and the end result was the exodus of God’s people from Egypt. This story of deliverance is still celebrated today.
Job learned the power of hope. Through years of pain and suffering, Job held on to hope. And his hope wasn’t disappointed. When we come to the last chapter of the book that bears his name we find these worlds in Job 42:12 (NIV) The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first …
Paul reminded us of the power of hope in Romans 5:3-5 (NIV) “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”
When life is hard, hold on to hope. What is now will not always be. There is something wonderful ahead! Hold on to hope, help is on the way!