God Is The Only Source Of Lasting Hope

Recently, I was chatting with a Facebook friend on Facebook Messenger. My friend said, “Life can be messy.” He is right… life can most definitely be messy. And, when life gets messy, we can easily get discouraged.
Maybe we make a mistake and it really hits us in the gut. Maybe we make a mistake financially. It could be a number of things but the bottom line is, life gets messy.
Psalms 43:5 says, “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”
The Psalmist was experiencing some discouragement. The text doesn’t indicated what had happened to him… but whatever it was, he was discouraged.
And, when we get discouraged, we may go to our friends hoping they will encourage us and at times, they can. But, that may not always work so, what then? If our friends can’t encourage us, what then?
Some may turn to their money and find solace in their money. But if that doesn’t work, what then?
Some may turn to alcohol or drugs… but that never works… So what then?
The Psalmist says, “I will put my hope in God…” That’s where our hope should be as well. God will never let us down. God loves us regardless of our failures and mistakes. Put your hope in God.

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