Hanging around with Hopelessness? – run back to the truth as fast as you can.


“You can’t get anywhere unless you know somebody,” the scruffy man said as we surveyed the carpet he had cleaned, “If you don’t have money or a powerful family name, you are nothing.”

Sobering words.

They stayed with me the rest of the day.

Just before his hopelessness became a part of me, I ran back to the truth.

No matter what

  • compelling arguments I may hear,
  • mess I may find myself in,
  • I’m feeling right now,

God still cares.

Our future is not some game of chance.

We do not just happen to luck in or luck out.

People matter to God.

Jeremiah knew this when he sent a letter to the Israelites. They had been exiled in Babylon and needed to know that God was still in control.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper  you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Hope and a future.

Jeremiah revealed the heart of the God, the same God who who loves you and me.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

God has a purpose for each one of us.

2 thoughts on “Hanging around with Hopelessness? – run back to the truth as fast as you can.

  1. Amen! That verse has been popping up for me everywhere lately. God has plans! For you and for me! Thanks, Renee.

    1. So true. Who knows where the road goes? I’m excited to see what God is going to do in your life. It’s like a new chapter. In some ways I feel that I’m in a new chapter too. Instead of feeling old I’m starting to feel adventurous. That’s good thing!

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