Cast Down but Not in Despair

 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of Hope + Despairthe power may be of God and not of us.  We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.  2 Corinthians  4:7-8 (NJKV)

 Let’s be honest, life has its challenges. Have you traveled on the road of disappointment for so long that your heart is numb? You can’t risk being hurt again, so you enclose your heart in a protective and hardened shell.        

There was a time in my life when I lost hope. I remember thinking if I don’t expect anything from anyone, then I won’t be let down. I hid my pain and fears behind my pride of self-sufficiency. That was hurt talking, not hope.

My perspective changed the night I met my Savior. Suddenly, I felt heavenly hope for the journey ahead. Jesus’ finished work on the cross secured this hope. No matter what trials or disappointments may come my way, and there have been many, my heart is comforted in Him. The Lord is with me. I now have a dependent spirit for the God whom I trust.

Hope - Hold on Pain EndsThere is hope in the valley, there is deliverance at the end of the trial, there is joy in the journey. Whatever you may be facing today, I encourage you to open your heart to the one who is our hope. Rest in Him and His promise of eternal life. Nothing can separate you from His love for you!

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39       

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Love and Blessings, Maureen

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Cast Down but Not in Despair

  1. Good morning Moe 🙂
    I loved reading your postings and would love to share it with my daughter too but there isn’t a link to send to specific people . Thanks for your beautiful heart and words for broken people xxxxoooo

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    • Thank you Cat – You can subscribe to the blog. Just scroll down on the page and you will see the options. Also, you can scroll down below the post and you will see an email link. Love and Blessings!

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