Hanging on to hope during the hardest of times.

Posted: October 26, 2013 in Thoughts on God
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stock-vector-cartoon-vector-man-clinging-to-life-preserver-in-rough-water-134318360On November 7, 2013, evangelist Billy Graham will be broadcasting a Gospel message entitled “My Hope America.” One of those leading music will be Darlene Zschech who is an Australian Christian singer. She wrote a special song for the televised event.  Her testimony is one of hope. Darlene became a Christian at 15 after a family tragedy. “My heart was lost and very broken,” she said. “I was living outside our family home, and when my dad became a Christian, he came and picked me up on a Friday night and took me to church. I was one of two people at the altar call. My life has never been the same. It’s been a journey, entirely wrapped in grace and the heart-changing love of Jesus Christ. I remain overwhelmed and grateful.” “Everything about my family’s life message is based around hope,” she said. The congregation Darlene co-pastors with her husband, Mark, is called Hope Unlimited Church, based in New South Wales, Australia. The missions arm of the church is “HOPE: Global.” Even their closest friends’ last name is Hope. “But actually for us,” the singer-songwriter said, “Hope is a person, and His name is Jesus. It’s all about the cross, all about the finished work of Christ.”

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


No matter what trial we find ourselves, our Hope lies above in Jesus Christ. Today in prayer, give thanks to the Lord that He is our Rescuer and our Hope.


“One day we will meet beside the river and our Lord will dry every tear. For now, we must live in the joy of that promise and recall that for every generation life is hard, but God is faithful.” – Bodie Thoene


God’s Word: “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation– if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” – Colossians 1:22-23

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