Hope may bring joyful attitudes and life-changing direction. Hopelessness may lead to wrong choices and destructive actions. Sometimes the difference is a matter of choice.
I think the following poem offers hope, because it shows the huge transformation possible when a life is redeemed by Jesus Christ.
IN HIS GRACE FOREVER
“Hope sometimes is lacking
In those without backing
Of someone to give them a hand.
And then one with no hope
May turn on to dope
And blinded, hear demons demand:
‘Just destroy your life;
Sow discord and strife.
Who cares if the gutter you’ll land?
Go to kill… go to steal;
Reap trouble that’s real;
Let hatred sift through you like sand.’
But no pit is so deep
That God’s love can’t keep
A life in His mighty strong hand.
When I came to rope’s end,
I found such a Friend,
Who holds me in His nail-scarred hand.
Now I trust and obey
Christ Jesus, the Way;
In His Grace forever I’ll stand.
In His Grace forever I’ll stand!”
(Judy Gillum Foy)
God bless you… and may your heart be open to the life-changing power and hope to be found in Jesus Christ. Salvation is freely offered to all, and the price has already been paid. The best deal in the universe!
“He paid a debt He did not owe; I owed a debt I could not pay. I needed Someone to wash my sins away, And now I sing a brand new song, ‘Amazing Grace‘ all day long. Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.” ( anonymous)
“Saved by His grace divine! Saved to new life sublime! Life now is sweet, and my joy is complete for I’m saved, saved, saved!” (Jack Scholfield )
“For by Grace you have been saved through faith. It is the gift of God not as a result of works so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)