True Hope




Sue was struggling. She and her ex-husband were trying to reconcile their troubled marriage. Then one day, Sue met Robert and Mary. One evening, the two couples talked for hours. Sue was so encouraged by this discussion that she asked Robert and Mary if they could help her and her ex-husband in their reconciliation.

Robert and Mary agreed to try. But the more they learned about this couple’s background, the more difficult the task seemed. Robert told them they simply had no hope without God!

Robert looked at the most basic need in this couple’s life — their need for Christ. He shared with them the message of God’s love and forgiveness. Realizing their deep sin, the struggling couple placed their trust in Christ. There they found true hope.

Today this couple is reconciled. They have put the past behind them and together are continuing to grow in the truth of God’s love and forgiveness.

Friend, are you struggling? Is your marriage in trouble? Are your children rebelling? Have you lost your joy? Turn to God.

As Robert said, there is “no hope without God.” How true that is! Whatever circumstance you are facing, God is your only hope. Don’t turn to Him when you have exhausted all other avenues of help — turn to Him first.

In the psalms, we read that only God can give us rest from our struggles and solid support in our distress. “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken” (62:5).

What firmer foundation could we have than placing our trust in the God of the universe, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever?


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