There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them. Clare Boothe Luce
Matt 19:26 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
A number of years ago researchers performed an experiment to see the effect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water and found that within an hour they had all drowned. The other rats were periodically lifted out of the water and then returned. When that happened, the second set of rats swam for over 24 hours. Why? Not because they were given a rest, but because they suddenly had hope!
Those animals somehow hoped that if they could stay afloat just a little longer, someone would reach down and rescue them. If hope holds such power for unthinking rodents, how much greater should is effect be on our lives. Today in the Word, May, 1990, p. 34.
SO HOLD ON! His right hand can reach down into ANY situation and give you reprieve, for a season or forever.
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Was my arm too short to deliver you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert; their fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.
HOLD ON! Have faith in God’s ability to change ANY situation by his own supernatural power (His grace), and to provide what you REALLY need and want in His own time and season. REFUSE TO DEMAND HOW GOD NEEDS TO FIX THE SITUATION! Give Him free reign to do above and beyond all that we think or imagine with our puny minds and limited experience.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.