There are no hopeless situations -- only people who have grown hopeless about them. King David knew the great therapeutic value of hope for disturbed emotions. In his own distress (Ps 42) he cried out: 'Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?' He soon found the answer: 'Hope in God, for I shall again praise him for the help of his presence' (NIV).
'When we were utterly helpless with no way of escape, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners who had no use for him' (Rom 5:6 LB). Every day then is a time for hope -- 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life' (Jn 3:16). 'And hope does not disappoint us because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the holy Spirit which has been given to us' (Rom 5:5).
my conscience is clear; i know i have done the right thing & i trust in my God to bring me through all the storms of life.
this easter i swear i praised him thru the storms. i finally meant it when i sang "this is the day the Lord has made/ let us rejoice and be glad", because i know that a few easters from now, it's going to be okay :)