7 Reasons We Need Hope

7 Reasons We Need Hope

You’ll find hope when you begin to believe about yourself what God believes about you.

Lamentations 3:16-20
16 He has broken my teeth with gravel;
he has trampled me in the dust.
17 I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the LORD.”
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.

  • 7 Reasons We Need Hope
    • Pain – I’m hurting so bad, am I going to find relief?
    • Complexity – I just can’t figure it out, there are so many pieces and I’m getting overwhelmed
    • Loneliness – Mankind was not created to live in isolation, broken hearts often feel all alone
    • Surprises – It didn’t work out the way you expected it to
    • Betrayal – I could have taken from anyone else. But the deepest cuts are from those we trust the most. Can I ever trust again?
    • Loss – I just miss them
    • The Past – Like 10000lb gorilla on our back, we feel the weight of what has happened

Lamentations 3:21-23
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

  • We Must Recall It To Claim It
    • It’s the battle of the mind
    • It must be intentional because this pivot will not occur on accident
    • You will drown before your deceived heart ever surrenders to God
    • “I must be able to stop in the middle of ruin and recall God’s character.”
      • Jeremiah recalled God’s Great Love sustains us
      • God’s Compassion never fails
      • Every morning it is available
      • Great is God’s Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:21
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

  • Hope Can Bring Restoration After Ruin
    • Hope is found when someone believes in us… even when we don’t believe in ourselves
    • Hope is found when someone sees something in us, we do not see in ourselves
    • Hope is found when we realize grace was looking for us long before we were looking for it – Rahab (Josh 2)
    • Hope overcomes the 7 Reasons
    • We need grace not a better step
    • Change your mind and let God change what you are walking on and where you are walking to