A Hopeless Case

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “hopeless case”? When I hear this phrase, I always am faced with the sad truth— that again and again I’ve seen people deemed “a hopeless case” and written off by people. As well, I have seen people who identify themselves as “a hopeless case” which resulted in those same people not living out their destinies. 

In Psalm 88:3, we read, “Everyone sees my life ebbing out. They consider me a hopeless case and see me as a dead man (TPT). But the truth is, because of Jesus there is no hopeless case and hope is freely available to us all. The Psalmist says, “My soul longs for Your salvation; I hope in Your Word” (ESV). The Bible reminds us as well that “whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope (Romans 15:4 ESV). Our hope is JESUS! Your hope is JESUS!

Today, may you remember the hope you have in Jesus alone. May you dig into the Word of God and allow Him to remind you of His promises. Read what He says about you. Read what He has promised you. You will find as you dig deeper into His Word that He offers you hope and salvation, love and life, grace and mercy. Rejoice in hope (Romans 12:12). 

Mediate on Psalm 71:5 “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth” (ESV). If you can boldly claim this today, remember as well that Jesus offers hope to others too. When you encounter others today, offer them hope. Share the love of Jesus. Take time to smile at others. Encourage others. Engage with others. Celebrate the hope that we have in Jesus.  

“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You” (Psalm 39:7 NLT). Amen!

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