When was the last time you experienced hope? True, genuine, optimistic-glass-half-full kind of hope? Truthfully, life’s circumstances can leave you feeling hopeless. Disasters, addictions, and extreme poverty are pretty obvious examples of the absence of hope in this world. But life’s smaller disappointments can eat away at you too, causing you to feel despair. It’s hard not to agree with the philosopher who said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” But are you content to live life this way?

Are you searching for hope?

The Good News is this: God is the author of hope. You can experience a life of fullness, joy, and hope, every day! This gift of hope is not dependent on the topsy-turvy circumstances of life. In fact, this is the sort of hope that overcomes all of life’s messy difficulties. God is ready to give you a life full of hope if you ask him, today!

What God says in the Bible about hope: “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)

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