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Hope is powerful – coloring our perceptions, influencing our thoughts.

It shines forth like a diamond, blazing forth in brilliance asking us to see it.

Hope is that unseen feeling of better things to come, knowing that the future holds greater things in store. We cling to hope as a mother clings to her child – we are that child.

Children of hope – we see the brighter possibilities on the horizon. Tomorrow is a new day, filled with possibilities. Hope allows change, hope allows for a new beginning.

Hope is that one ray of sunshine in an otherwise dark and foreboding sky. Hope is the merest pinpoint of light shining at the end of the tunnel.

Hope says, keep going – when everything else speaks stop, it is hopeless to continue.

The human soul needs hope, without it we are little more than shells droning on – wandering in the dark. To live without hope is to be condemned to hell on earth.

Hope is not a simple emotion stirred up within us to keep us going – no hope is so much more than that. Hope is an integral foundation of being human. Hope is placed in our hearts by none other than God – hope IS God.

Hope is not seen and it is not tangible. Hope is the hearts need for a brighter future especially in dark times. Hope properly placed is ultimately hope in Christ not only for better days ahead, but for eternal life in Christ.

Satan is the bringer of destruction and will steal your hope away like the night hides the sun. Satan desires you to be without hope, without Jesus – suffering through each day with no perceptible end in sight for your misery.

Rise up against the darkness and claim for yourself hope. Hope awaits you, calling your name – you need only open your heart to the One who created you. In Christ there is no condemnation, there is only forgiveness, hope and love.

If your hope has run out, if it has left you behind in the dust – crawling through the dark, discard it like yesterday’s news. Leave behind your flawed hope born of the world – embrace instead your one true hope – Jesus Christ.

Hope in Christ never runs out, it never leaves, and is not false. Hope in Christ depends not on the world but on and in God who never changes, as does the world. Hope in Christ is secure it is eternal – everlasting as He is eternal and everlasting.

Placing your hope in the world and what it offers is a mistake. The world will steamroll you into the ground with nary a thought about it. Hope in people is misplaced they will fail you. Hope in things is foolish, things can and will be taken away from you. Hope in love is tantalizing but people fail.

Hope is real and available to you even now; become a son or daughter of hope.
Hope in the one thing that does not fail – Jesus Christ – the same yesterday, today, and always.


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