Hope above despair
It is reported that COVID-19 lockdowns have increased suicides among teens and children who feel trapped, abandoned, lonely, drugged and terribly worried and anxious . The seeming problems of life have overwhelmed many who have had to live with COVID new normals of working at home, close proximity at homes, with schooling by IT and no access to pressure release at gyms, sportsand even access to mental health treatment.
Those without Christ who have no hope, have no hope. However, those with Christ have our hope in Him.
Psalm 3:2-6. 2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” 3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head .
Colossians 3:1-2. 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. ..
2 Corinthians 4:17-18. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. ..
.I Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Hebrew 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Are you feeling hopeless, then turn to Jesus the Lord of all. He will give you hope.