Hope or Hopeless?

Hopelessness is the cruelest emotion. I felt hopeless once. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Hopelessness is like being in a dark hole. You don’t know how to get out and you don’t care.

If you have ever experienced hopelessness, and you’re still around to tell about it, you understand the inextricable need of all human beings to have HOPE.

Pastor Louie Giglio says, “Simply by our proximity to Jesus, we can bring hope and life to people and places trapped in discouragement and despair.” 

What greater motivation could there be for devoting time each day to God alone? My prayer is that because I seek Him, others will see Him and take hold of that hope that anchors my soul.

“We are never without hope, because we are never without Him.” Sarah Rodriguez Rhodes

Sarah writes about the day, shortly after her husband’s death, when doctors told her there was no hope for the life of her two week old baby girl. But Sarah says, “We are never without hope, because we are never without Him.” You can read her testimony of God’s faithfulness here. Sarah’s Story

“…Christ Jesus (is) our HOPE… 1 Timothy 1:1

I have shared these thoughts on hope in response to an invitation from  Vickies’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner.

I would like to invite 3 of my favorite writers, Daryl Madden and  Christy and Vivian to share their thoughts and 2 of their favorite quotes on GRACE.

The rules are simple. No pressure – if you choose to participate, invite 3 bloggers to write 2 quotes each, on 1 word given to them by you.

With Love, 


This is My Journey Unscripted.

Click this link to learn more about Jesus: Who Is Jesus?

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13 thoughts on “Hope or Hopeless?”

  1. “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus love and righteousness, no merit of my own I claim but wholly lean on Jesus’ name, on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
    We used to sing that song at the church I attended in my twenties. I still think of it when I ‘m feeling hopeless. The rock of hope – Jesus.
    This is a beautiful post. I particularly loved Sarah Rodriguez Rhodes’ quote. Hope is not just hopeful. It is Jesus himself. I love that she refused to deny him in that moment. I’m off to read her testimony! Thanks Cindy.

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      1. Although I realised later as I was singing it that it’s Jesus’ blood and righteousness, not his love and righteousness although if we think about it they are one and the same. 🙂 Lots of love, bless you today. Sing sing sing!

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  2. A beautiful story Sarah tells! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve never before participated in a tag but am truly honored you thought of me!😄 I will try to do this as my body allows… there a time limit?

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  3. I’ve been on the hopeless route before. However, the Lord stayed patiently with me. Sometimes at rock bottom, all you have to do is look up.

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