Posts Tagged ‘hopeless’

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Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ NLT)

On December 15th, Craig Johnson was on his way to visit his family when his snow mobile started to sink. He survived being lost for three days in the Alaskan wilderness, 40 miles from civilization, in subzero temperatures and being stalked by a wolverine. But only after the searching helicopters flew past him did he start to give up hope.

As you look back on 2014, there may be some hopeless situations you’ve had to endure; for some, maybe it’s been longer than a year. But the amazing thing about our God is that His very presence and existence screams hope for anyone who will listen! Throughout the Bible, God is spelling out the case for divine protection for the believer: If we are His, then He will provide and defend.

Craig Johnson is a blessed man to be alive today, and so are you. We don’t have to be stuck in Alaska or the Pacific Ocean to feel hopelessness. Be free from the dungeon of the your mind by allowing God to save you. If you are His, then your eventual breakthrough is secure! You are loved today! Hang in there!

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O God, my soul thirsts for you…in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalms‬ ‭63‬:‭1‬ NLT)

In August 2006, 31-year-old Janne Kouri was playing a game of beach volleyball with his friends on a California beach. A star football player on the verge of catching the eye of NFL scouts, it all changed as Janne dove into the waves, his head striking a sandbar, damaging his spinal cord and rendering him instantly paralyzed.

He would spend the next two months in ICU and almost lose his life twice, all while battling pneumonia. But even in this dark place, Janne and his loved ones believed for a full recovery and another chance at life. Five long years later, following countless hours in the constant practice of a training routine called loco-motor training, Janne walked again, and even got married!

Life leads us at various times through some pretty dark places. Those moments are custom crafted to help draw you closer to God. When you face those moments, draw near to the God of your survival! Let His presence reassure you that you are loved and will definitely make it!