Don’t Lose Hope

Proverbs 13:12 NLT, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Some days hope may come easy, while other days it may be a struggle. But without hope, our hearts become sick. Therefore, it is important for us not to become hopeless. So how do we remain hopeful? Well, a few things that have helped me stay hopeful are:

First, remember God never changes. We can place our hope in Jesus our Lord, because He never changes. His love for us never changes.

Second, it helps to look back and remember God’s past faithfulness. Life may not be perfect, but when we look back, we can see how God has provided our needs and we are still here today to tell about it.

Third, be willing to receive the encouragement God sends your way from others, but also be willing to encourage yourself. There are times we must encourage ourselves and cast down wrong thoughts that are contrary to God’s word.

And last but not least, never stop praying. Call out to God day or night and He will hear you and answer.

If you have any other suggestions on how to not lose hope during these tough times, feel free to share them in the comments.

Never lose hope my friends. Rest Secure in Jesus.

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28 thoughts on “Don’t Lose Hope

  1. Bridget A. Thomas

    Your third point reminded me of a 1 Samuel 30:6. I appreciate the way it says, “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” (NKJV) or “David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (KJV). We have to remember who our God is and encourage ourselves. Thank you for this much needed and encouraging post. We all need to hold on to hope!! Have a great week, Dawn! 🍁🍂

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    1. Dawn Post author

      You’re welcome Bridget and thank you for sharing that verse. David is a great example of someone who persevered and held on to hope. You have a blessed week too. I was out raking leaves 🍁 this weekend lol.

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      1. Dawn Post author

        Oh I didn’t know you were in Florida, I left there 3 years ago. I was just remembering yesterday how it was almost 90 when I left, and freezing when I got back here to Virginia. I didn’t have gloves, but we got some later that evening so we’ll have them next time. 😊

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  2. Patty hesaidwhatks

    I love the truth and the hope you have given today, Dawn. Last May, God gave me a section of a verse in I Timothy: “…we have fixed our hope on the living God…” How good God is to give us that kind of peace! Thank you for always pointing to God. Have a very blessed week, Dawn.

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  3. jlp260

    Hi Dawn, This a great post on hope, something important to all of us. For hope, I like to rely on God’s promises that He will never leave or forsake us and that he has plans to prosper us. I agree that we should never stop praying. I believe in the power of prayer!💗💐🌺

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  4. Manu

    Some days hope comes easy and some days it is a struggle- how very true.
    Remembering how God has worked in the past, resting in his faithfulness and good unchanging nature are the ways I hold onto hope even when I do not feel it. And getting encouragement from others like you said is a way God uses the body of Christ to minister. Just reading scripture and praying. I find that either through something I read or hear God would be communicating and reminding me that He has got me in the palm of his hand.
    Thank you Dawn 💙💐

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    1. Dawn Post author

      You’re welcome Manu! And thank you for sharing. It’s difficult to see how things will come together at times, but amen, He is always faithful and He does have us in His hand. 💕☺️

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  5. Nancy Ruegg

    Between the beginning suggestions of your post, Dawn, and those presented by your readers, there certainly are plenty of ways to keep ourselves encouraged and hopeful! God has lavishly provided for the health of our minds and spirits; we just need to avail ourselves. One more for the growing list: listening to uplifting Christian podcasts. Our church subscribes to Right Now Media, through which we can access thousands of videos on numerous subjects. It’s an amazing resource!

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    1. Dawn Post author

      Thanks Nancy! God is good. He provides what we need. Podcast are a great suggestion. I have a coworker whose church uses Right Now Media. I will have to check it out.

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