When things seem hopeless…



I’m so glad you stopped by my website today because I have a word of encouragement for you!!  I want you to go with me to the book of Ephesians where we find a familiar and powerful passage of scripture in Chapter 3.  Verse 20-22 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  What a powerful verse this is.  It reminds us that God hears our prayers—every one of them.  He is alive and active in our lives even when we don’t feel Him.  I wonder, as you are reading this, how ALIVE does God seem in your life right now?  Is His spirit so alive within you that you feel it is going to burst out of you, or are you in a season where you do not feel His presence?  Most of us have experienced times when we did not feel that God was near, but rest assured my friend, He is always with us and there are no situations too big for Him to handle.

Are you going through a difficult time in your life right now?  Maybe you are struggling in your marriage.  Maybe you are in a difficult situation with your kids.  Maybe you are facing real financial troubles or maybe you have aging parents and you cannot see a clear answer on what to do.  Maybe in your mind, your situation seems hopeless.  Listen my friend—with Jesus, no situation is ever hopeless because HE is the hope of the world!  Go to Him.  Get alone with Him, with your face in the carpet and cry out to Him.  Cry out BELIEVING He can do all things.  Cry out BELIEVING He can do more than you can ever ask or imagine.  BELIEVE He is the God He says He is in His Word.  Pour out your heart with total confidence that He is big enough to work out your situation for good.

When life gets you down, remember what God has done for you in the past.  Focus on how He has moved in your life.  Think back on times when you have asked God for something and He answered you way better than you even asked.  OH doesn’t He just blow you away with His goodness?

Life brings disappointment, heart ache and trouble.  We must remember that God is at work, often behind what we can see, weaving together the pieces of our lives in order to bring Glory to Himself and good to us.  When times seem dark, we must have faith to stand firm on His Truth!

Whatever doubts you have, whatever burden is on your heart today, wherever are you desperate for God to do a mighty work,  GO—-find a quiet place to be alone with Him and cry out to Him.  Get into His Word and remind yourself of the Truth we find in Chapter 3 of Ephesians.  Our God IS able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.  Pray and believe, and watch God work something beautiful out of a hopeless situation.

Give Him all glory and praise for ever and ever!


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    November 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Joy, I am going to put this into action right away. What a great reminder for us all to look back and see how God has moved in our lives and used situations for our good and His glory. The posts are so helpful. Keep it coming!

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    November 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Great reminder Joy…thanks for your encouraging words and for reminding me of what an awesome God we serve.

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    May 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I googled “when things seem hopeless” and I found you. Right now I feel as though I am at the end of the rope of hopefulness and am dropping into an abyss of hopelessness, hurt, and grief. I have prayed and prayed for 3 weeks now for God to hear my prayers and take this present burden from my family. I am trying so hard to have faith but I am drowning in depression and hurt. Your words in this post mean a lot though and I will keep on praying.

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    March 3, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much for your words of kindness and wisdom… Bless you

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    December 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    This is just what I needed to read. God is good.

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      January 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      I’m so glad it encouraged you! Keep stopping by!

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    Daniel Lopez
    October 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Prayer please: Forgiveness for doing stupid things, not listening, redemption of life, feel /know the love of God I ask prayer for Forgiveness for doing stupid things, redemption of life, me and my family

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      November 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Praying for you Daniel! God can redeem your mistakes! He can turn what is broken into something beautiful!

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    December 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Please help him Jesus….you know who I mean…my son….amen

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