“My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord.” Lamentations 3:17-18
Have you forgotten what happiness looks like in your life?? It’s really tough to find happiness when your soul is empty, your endurance is gone and your hope has gone on vacation!! Someone has said, “I can’t pretend that I’m okay anymore, I can’t fake it anymore, I’m hopeless, helpless and I’m afraid I’ll never get better. I’ve got great news for you this morning, God begins in our hopelessness. In so many ways, God reminds me on a daily basis that I’m not alone. He understands my struggles, your hurts, and our emotional roller-coasters. He is Emmanuel, God who is with us and who’s ready to meet us in our hopelessness. I have to remind myself of this phrase from Dr. Billy Graham, “No God, No Peace or Know God, Know Peace.” Bring your hopelessness to God today and find true happiness for your soul!! Pray this morning for God to meet you in your hopelessness!! Pray for God to be your only source of hope!!