There is hope

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There is hope for a tree that has been cut down;it can come back to life and sprout.Even though its roots grow old, and its stump dies in the ground,with water it will sprout like a young plant. Job 14:7-9

Imagine that you live in a place that has battled a long drought. Everywhere you look, the soil is cracked, dusty, and lifeless. It is like it never rained there. It might seem like crops or trees would never grow again. But, if you have lived very long, you know that even the longest drought can be broken by rainfall. In life, we can feel like that dry, cracked soil. Everything goes wrong; we face a long, dry season, hoping to experience something that brings hope and joy. But you can move from hopelessness to joy!

You may owe so much money that you think you would need to win the lottery just to breathe again. You may be in a relationship that has become difficult and that drains you of your hope. Like that drought-dried soil, you feel like you will never be able to grow again. Perhaps you have lied to yourself and said that you can go on with things the way they are now, but inside, you know that something must change. Maybe you placed your hope on someone and were disappointed. Sometimes, we can be fooled by things that appear real but really rob us of our joy and hope.

At some point, you will discover that false hope has made your life dry and difficult. You may want to give up. You may feel that there is no way forward and that you will die in that dry place of hopelessness. There is hope. There is genuine hope that can bring joy back to you! Like rain on a drought-ridden desert, hope refreshes your life and brings you lasting peace. And Jesus came to give us that hope. When you allow Jesus Christ to take control of your life then He will bring real hope that is as precious to you as rain falling on a drought-ridden land.

I Declare: Dear Jesus, I am in a place that is dry like a desert. It is a place where it seems there is no hope. I surrender my heart to you and ask that you take control of my life now. I decree a sudden surge of hopefulness in every area of my life.

Ignite Thought: With Jesus in your life, you will never face your problems alone. He will put your life together again and walk with you step by step.

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