This UpWords email popped up in my inbox telling me just exactly what I need to hear.
For many, hope is in short supply. Hopelessness is an odd bag. Unlike others, it isn’t full. It’s empty, and its emptiness creates the burden. Unzip the top and examine all the pockets. Turn it upside down and shake it hard. The bag of hopelessness is painfully empty! Not a very pretty picture, is it? What would it take to restore your hope? One comes quickly to mind…a person. Not just any person. You need someone to look you in the face and say, “This isn’t the end. Don’t give up. There’s a better place than this. And I’ll lead you there.”
David, in Psalm 23, used these words, “He restores my soul.” God majors in restoring hope to the soul. Please note that you always have hope! Psalm 121:7 says, “The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life.” He’s the perfect one to do so!
From Traveling Light