Hope and sorrow

There’s nothing more depressing that an ER waiting room. The expressions on people’s faces are sorrowful and broken. Pain and tears fill the already tense room whre the atmosphere is impersonal and cold. Lights glare, the plastic chairs are hard, the blaring sirens seem to never cease. We can do nothing to make things beter but wait… and pray.

One of the most difficult things to do is to be strong through tough times even when you don’t feel like it. At times like this we must focus our thought on God and ask Him to strengthen us.

Psalms 31-24- Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye who hope in the Lord.

This is one of my favorite verses because I, for one, have seen the truth in it many times over the years when my hope was on the verge of failing. (This is also the verse we chose as a theme verse for Hopeworks)

In Psalms 42:5 , 42:11 and 43:5 David asked himself why he was so sad and downcast. And everytime his answer to his sadness was to hope in God and praise Him.

This is very difficult to do but we must. We will feel more hopeful if we take our eyes off ourselves and our misery and focus on giving him thanks and praise instead. God’s hand is in the situation. We may not see that while we are doing poorly but this is His promise.

1Peter 5:10- And the Lord of all grace , who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Revelation 7:17- And God will wipe away every tear from your eyes.

Revelation 21:4- He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more deaths or mourning or crying or pain.

Praise the Lord!! What comforting promises.

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2 Responses to “Hope and sorrow”

  1. Denny Says:

    Hi, I saw your blog on Alphainventions. I have a question for you. I would like to know what your thoughts are about my blog entry about false teachers and false preachers.

    http://777denny.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/woe-to-false-teachers-and-preachers-woe-to-them-that-follow-their-teachings/

    I have another three more, if you care to read them also.

    http://777denny.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/grapejuice-evangelicalism-versus-jesus-christ-the-gift-of-eternal-life/

    http://777denny.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/john-calvin-and-martin-luther-eternal-security-proponents-and-murderers-at-heart/

    http://777denny.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/set-free-from-the-false-gospel-and-false-jesus-of-the-once-saved-always-saved-heresy-movement/

    Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

    James 2:1-13

    Thank you for listening,
    777denny

  2. Mike Adams Says:

    Nice. Thanks for taking the time to post. Keep it up 🙂 mike

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