Hope-Finding True Hope In An Upside Down World

Definition of hope:
  • 1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.  
  • 2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.  
  • 3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.  
  • 4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.  
  • 5. something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.

  • Desperation
In your current situation, its hard to think that true hope exists. The economy, family, death and life in general can make you feel like there is no hope, there is no escape. I can't tell you how many times I've told God,
"Your in control! I give you the 'pen' to my life." But then I take it back faster than I gave it to Him.
Sometimes things happen that we can't explain. Life can become unbearable, when the rent is due and you have 50 cents to your name, when you come home with no one to meet you there. When your broken, that is when God can get closer to you than ever before. When times are good, and your not struggling with anything, do you tend to pray more? Or do you pray more when your in trouble? I pray more when I'm struggling. If we don't go through the fire, we can't come back out better for it.
  • The hope
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a control freak (I'm working on it) being such, its hard to give someone else control. But you know what? When life becomes overwhelming, and it feels like the walls have caved in around me, suffocating my breathe, there is Someone standing there. Hes strong and eagerly waiting to take me by the hand, and carry me in His arms. Sometimes we're so weak, we can barely lift our hands to Him, but He leans down further, and picks us up. Jesus is the answer! Don't turn to other things to fill the emptiness and the void, turn your face to Heaven! God is the only answer.

Do me a favor, (yeah, your gonna hate for this, but I'm a "Bible thumper") PRAY! When everything in your world has fallen apart, PRAY! When life has suffocated you, and you feel your about to take your last breathe, PRAY!

  • Bible Verses To Help You Out
Sometimes it helps to have a verse or two to run through your mind when times get hard. Here are a few that jumped out at me:
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12

 "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

"But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more."  Psalm 71:14

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28


  1. I really am thankful to know that God is always in control even when we think we're alone. Some people don't like that idea (having someone else control everything around them), but He provided us the free will to decide on things. Even when we mess up with that free will, He always provides us a way back to safety or to the right path, and nothing is ever out of His knowledge.

  2. love the post :)
    thanks again so much for your comment on my post over at Never Alone, I thought I'd share some linkies to another couple posts you might like...


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