Category Archives: Hope

266. In This World You Will Have Trouble

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 These are words of great hope for those who … Continue reading

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263. Persistence in Prayer

Never give up! At first there were days on end when I couldn’t pray because my depression was so intense. A steel band tightened around my head, and a heavy weight crushed my body; I was mentally and emotionally paralyzed. … Continue reading

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254. Pray for Mercy

The Sunday before last, I saw a woman in church whose face showed deep depression. Throughout the service, she was comforted by her husband and small daughter, though her countenance did not change. I knew that look, for I had … Continue reading

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250. Hurricane

Natalie Grant, a Christian singer/songwriter, wrote a song that came out of her experience with depression following the birth of her third child. The lyrics say that when the rain comes, “Call His name,” and “He’ll find you in the … Continue reading

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248. Hope

Hope is the love of a little girl for her father. Double left click on the photo to enlarge it and see the deep love in her eyes.

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247. The Storms of Life 2

One of my readers commented on Post 244, The Storms of Life. “This reminds me of a statement my dad would say,  ‘The same winds hit all men; the difference is how you set your sails.’” Imagine you are on … Continue reading

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245. Bringing Hope to Those in Dark Places

How important it is for us to learn to pray through our circumstances.                                                                                  – A.B. Simpson I was stricken with depression in 2006 and didn’t learn to triumphantly pray through this fearful condition until 2009 – four years later. The … Continue reading

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244. The Storms of Life

We thought the calm and peaceful days would never end, but suddenly came a wintry blast that chilled us to the bone – in the guise of a lost job, a child taken in the bloom of life, a spouse … Continue reading

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233. God’s Hope

Where does affliction come from? We live in a fallen world “subjected to frustration” and in “bondage to decay.” (Romans 8:20,21). Don’t believe that God is punishing you. That’s Satan’s lie. Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you … Continue reading

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223. September 10

It is my birthday today, and I must quote a phrase so trite that it has largely disappeared from the vocabulary of most of us. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” What glorious news! The … Continue reading

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