NICK VUJICIC: RARE EXAMPLE of HOPE

Nick Vujicic is a man whose heart, soul, and life’s message is filled with hope, yet at first glance you may think he could be utterly hopeless. Nick is a Serbian-Australian man born in 1982 with a rare disorder of having no arms or legs. Sound like a hopeless way to start life?

Today — still without limbs — Nick is one of the most hopeful (overflowing-with-hope-kind-of) guys on the planet. He has shared a message of hope and inspiration to over 6 million people in almost 60 countries. He shares how he overcomes life’s challenges through hope found in Jesus Christ.

If Christ can fill Nick’s cup to overflowing, then consider He may have some life-changing hope to offer you. If interested, then go to lifewithoutlimbs.org to learn more. I thank God that Nick Vujicic rocks the planet with hope!

HOPEFUL VERSES: ORIGINATION of MY HOPE

So where does this blogger’s hope originate (you may wonder)? My hope results from my faith,  a gift of God neither deserved nor fully understood but appreciated by me (though not enough I admit). The greatest words to human hearts are from the one true living God, so my words mean little if I fail to share from His book of truth and wisdom, the Holy Bible.

If any verses that I include in my blog speak to your heart, then I invite you to read further. If you don’t have a Bible… no problem. Go to biblegateway.com and search for more of God’s Word.

Here’s some “hopeful” verses that may inspire you….

“BE STRONG AND LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE, ALL YOU WHO HOPE IN THE LORD.” (Psalm 31:4)

“AND NOW, LORD, FOR WHAT DO I WAIT? MY HOPE IS IN THEE.” (Psalm 39:7)

“MY SOUL, WAIT IN SILENCE FOR GOD ONLY FOR MY HOPE IS FROM HIM.” (Psalm 62:5)

“FOR THOU ART MY HOPE; O LORD GOD, THOU ART MY CONFIDENCE….” (Psalm 71:5)

“AND HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD HAS BEEN POURED OUT WITHIN OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO WAS GIVEN TO US” (Romans 5:5)

“FOR WHATEVER WAS WRITTEN IN EARLIER TIMES WAS WRITTEN FOR OUR INSTRUCTION THAT THROUGH PERSEVERANCE AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE SCRIPTURES WE MIGHT HAVE HOPE.” (ROMANS 15:4)

“NOW MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.” (Romans 15:13)

“I PRAY THAT THE EYES OF YOUR HEART MAY BE ENLIGHTENED SO THAT YOU MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS.” (Ephesians 1:18).

PERSONAL QUESTIONS: WHY DO I HAVE HOPE?

I have hope to live my life even with its heartaches, problems, and pain.

Why? It’s because I have hope of a future life beyond this planet.

Where? I refer to heaven of course.

When? I don’t know, but it’s closer now than it’s ever been since I began my life on planet Earth. (In fact, the nearer my time of relocation gets, the more it appeals to me.)

How? There’s only one Way… through faith alone in Christ alone by His grace alone.

As you will discover, my blogs will often share a Christian worldview and with good reason. I am a heart transplant recipient (spiritually speaking)! I now possess a new heart and am a new creation redeemed by Christ and His completed work of salvation on the cross. Thank You, Jesus!

INTRO: A HOPEFUL PLANET

My aim in writing this blog is to promote hope for all who share our too often hopeless planet. I am extremely lacking in tech savviness to begin a blog but have an outstanding tech advisor who encouraged me to proceed. May each reader and fellow planet-dweller find that your life can be full of hope if you open your heart to receive it.