Waiting is hard.
Waiting can produce hopelessness.
Weariness, anxiety, feeling unloved, spiraling down into dark places, it’s hard to see any way out in those valleys.
When you see those around you happy, loved, and encouraged, you wonder when you get yours, especially during this time when love, joy, peace, and hope seem to be on overload. You may still feel left out, empty, unsure you even want to give any of those a chance.
Sometimes those dark places seem more comfortable. Or we think that it will be impossible to get out.
Hopelessness is a lonely place to be.
But there is hope. If you are breathing, there is hope.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”- Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
Christ came to Earth to give all of us a living Hope.
Everything can be chaotic around you; getting out of the pit may not be instantaneous. Even seeing the Light at the end of the tunnel won’t necessarily mean we are on the outside already. But it illuminates the path we must walk on.
In moments of hopelessness, we desperately want something we can hold on to. But while our hope isn’t tangible, our hope is real. It comes by believing, knowing, and seeking a Savior. When you are struggling, when you don’t know where to turn, Jesus Christ provides that anchor.
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.” -Hebrews 6:19 (ESV)
No one is beyond hope. No one. If you do not know Christ as your Savior, He is near to you and waiting for you to say, “Lord, I am yours, forgive me, help me, Father, I choose you.”
Finding yourself in a place of doubt, questioning, or hopelessness gives way to the enemy. The Bible shares the message of the hope of Christ as we see those who endured hopelessness, pressing into the hope of the Father. If he did it before, we can find peace in the truth that he can do it again. He is unchanging; Jesus is our true living HOPE.
Carol is writer and mother of 7, who finds joy in using her words to encourage others. You can connect with her via her blog or instagram