Hope is Alive
By Patricia Knight
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31).
We were watching the final segment of a law enforcement show on TV. The police found the perpetrator of a crime hiding at his mother’s house. As officers were escorting the felon into their squad car, one of them lingered to offer words of hope to his mother for the probability of a shortened jail sentence. She immediately retorted, “hope is useless” and turned away. There was no doubt about the growing bitterness and hate that was seething from deep within her being. At the conclusion of the show, overwhelming disillusionment spontaneously erupted from her heart as the door slammed shut behind her.
Hope is not about what will happen to us or around us. Hope resides in God and in His promises. King David admitted, “In His word I…
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