Unless we have a purposeful focus, joy can fade and hope may seem unattainable.
Hope is a belief or expectation that something will happen. If it doesn’t, we may experience discouragement, depression, or even despair.
Encouragement, you see, is you being who God has made you to be so that others can be who He designed them to be.
Friend, God can take a mess and make a miracle if you put your hope in Him.
This changing world can be a scary place—especially for people who trust in themselves. But those who trust in God can have hope and confidence because even in a chaotic environment, He is the one constant.
In the midst of our pain we may feel alone and believe that no one has hurt as badly as we hurt. But it isn’t true. Jesus Christ has felt such pain; indeed, he has felt pain that would have destroyed us. He is able to sympathize.
Faithful people keep on keeping on when other people choose to give up. Faithful people are diligent and determined. They are persistent. They change their perspective and focus on God’s promises in his Word.
All the money in the world can't buy you a moment of divine peace. All the good works and charitable deeds and religious rituals in the world will never buy you God's peace. You can't earn it or inherit it or ever be worthy of it—but you can have it for free. Divine peace is a gift.