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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is There Hope?

Casting Crowns - "Every Man"
I love this song.  It reminds me that I need to see Jesus in every person I come in contact with, no matter what their past.  I need to remember that some people have been through so many terrible things and have no hope. 
Have you ever met someone that just seems empty and hopeless?  There are so many people in this world who don't know Jesus and don't know the power He can have in their lives.  It makes me so incredibly sad and frustrated to know that their lives could be so much better if they just let Him in.  And then there are others whom, from the outside looking in, we may think they have it all...  but without faith, hope and love they have nothing.
If you put all your hope in people or things of this world you will be disappointed.  People are not perfect and we live in a broken world.  I am not saying you can't find any happiness or peace in this world.  I'm just saying that when your hope is in Him you will find a joy and peace that surpasses everything else you have ever known.
I choose to put my faith and hope in the one who sacrificed everything for me (and you).  Jesus gives hope to the hopeless. He gives rest to the weary. He gives love to the lonely. He is all we need.  
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life."
~ Proverbs 13:12

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