Renewing Our Hope

The late author, Norman Cousins, somewhere said that human beings can live for a few weeks without food, a few days without water, a few minutes without air, but not one second without hope. I think he was right. We live in an age when people all around us are desperately seeking for real hope, but they don’t know where to find it.

They are harassed and helpless. They are like sheep without a shepherd, as the Bible says in Matthew 9:36. But, the Good News is that Jesus came looking for us so that we might have the all-surpassing hope of eternal life. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Do you know someone who is stuck in a rut in life? Someone who is weary and looking for answers? Take your friend aside and ask him how you can pray for him. Check in with him to see how he’s doing and ask the Lord to show you when to share the Good News with him. You’ve got nothing to lose and he’s got everything to gain.

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