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Where is my Hope

Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen” according to the online dictionary on google. There are many people that attend church every weekend without any hope that they will find inner peace or understand their purpose. They attend looking for hope, of a better tomorrow. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I honestly say that the loss of hope is one of the deadliest tools of the enemy. The word of God is as true today as it has ever been and yet hope seems to be a mysterious illusion to many. The CDC reports that in America a suicide is committed every 12 minutes. Many believers attend church related events 2-3 times a week looking for hope, and only find temporary moments of peace. In Jeremiah 29-11-13 the word of God states “For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. As believers, we are not immune to the feelings of loss hope, feelings of discouragement, some may even suffer with mental illnesses. The word of God says we are to be the hands and feet of Christ, the word also admonishes us to tell the truth in love (see Ephe 4:15). So, as believers we can no longer stand by with blinders on. Using good words to placate the realities that God’s children our brothers and sisters are hurting. It is not okay to dance with hopeless thoughts while serving on church boards or helping to feed the homeless. While you, yourself is on the brink of losing everything and feel like you have no wh