What words come to your mind when you think about the opposite of hope or hopefulness? Some obvious ones might be hopelessness, despair, pessimism, and dejection. But what about doubt? It’s a subtle enemy of hope, isn’t it? It creeps in and takes the joy of anticipation away. It sneaks in and destroys my confidence. It dilutes my faith in God’s promises. At times doubts try to sneak in to the back door of my mind, but sometimes they knock boldly at the front door of my thoughts. Thank you, Lord, that Your Spirit will enable me to choose HOPE whenever those temptations to doubt come my way – Romans 8: 24 – 29.
Given the news these days, it would be easy to feel the deep foreboding of danger all around us.
These are the times when I get out my Bibles and read Psalms 91 in all of the translations I can find. There is nothing like turning to the Bible for answers and for comfort. The Lord reassures me that He has it in hand, and that nothing is going to come near my dwelling. How blessed we are to have the Bible to turn to when the whole world is going crazy.