If you are a person who has completely written yourself off, I am writing this for you! I know there are many people who feel completely beyond hope of ever finding truth, or forgiveness, or God. And while they not believe in such, they often appear quite sure of the ‘truth’ of their own hopelessness. But why is that? Here are some reasons for second 3d artificial mink fur eyelash.Rmnlo
But first, I need to say this is not a ‘miracle cure’ article – say the right prayer and your homelessness, drug-addiction, broken marriage, serious cancer, dying child, or lost job, is solved, or cured overnight. Many people have experienced the most awful things that have left them overwhelmed and in deep 3d artificial mink fur eyelash.
Do you see how this is a self-reinforcing belief – you believe what you tell yourself? You say, ‘I feel my situation cannot be fixed and so I know there is no hope for me.’ It’s a common human activity; we do it all the time. We believe what we tell ourselves! And the more self-condemning we are, the more hopeless we seem to be. Must we remain forever like this or should we stop and challenge our hopeless 3d artificial mink fur eyelash?
But we do need to reckon that we are all naturally hostile to God and tend to blame him for allowing others to ruin our lives. And if God is running ‘the whole show’, he’s given others a great time but forgotten us! Yes, the natural heart is at war with God – ‘hostile in mind’ is what the Bible calls it (Colossians 1:21). By nature no one wants to know God’s way, and ‘no one seeks for God’ (Romans 3:11). Saul of Tarsus says he was one, who said – ‘though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief’ (1 Timothy 1:13).
Also don’t forget that if you are an atheist don’t be surprised if everything seems hopeless. The bad news is that if you try to be consistent with atheism, you WILL finish up writing yourself off! But atheism is not the final answer. Don’t expect real, meaningful answers that could be called ‘truth’ to fall out of a mindless 3d artificial mink fur eyelash.
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So, miracle cures and atheism aside, here are some truths from the word of God, some of which applied to people in pretty dire 3d artificial mink fur eyelash.
When Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, it looked as if his life was finished. But by a series of big surprises, and a long patient wait, he finished up second in command in ancient Egypt, organising food supply in a time of widespread famine. Joseph trusted in the living God, and later in life when his brothers were fearful that Joseph would get his revenge, he was sensitive and forgiving toward them; ‘you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good’ (Genesis 50:20). What a great way of viewing all his troubles!
David was hounded by King Saul, who feared David’s popularity would lead to Saul’s downfall. Even when everything seemed hopeless, David was able to say, ‘The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all’ (Psalm 34:17-18).
Maybe you don’t feel very ‘righteous’, which rather than being a ‘goody-goody’ is an ordinary person, who has given up trusting in their own goodness and savvy, and who instead trusts that Christ died for the ungodly – even them, and that in this great exchange, Christ takes their judgement and gives them his perfect goodness or righteousness, so they are freely justified before God. Yes, they have written off all their proud self-confidence, and trusting in him, know they will never be disappointed. Now they know that even in this troubled world they have an enduring hope. And David also knew about the guilty heart of the adulterer, and the parent’s loss of a young child. But God was sufficient for David – is he sufficient for you too?
Even the apostle Paul faced extreme difficulties and opposition to his God-given message of life through Christ. He was 3d artificial mink fur eyelash , beaten with rods, stoned and shipwrecked. He was in frequent danger from robbers and people hostile to his message (see 2 Corinthians 11:24 & fol.). He was afflicted, ‘perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken’ (2 Cor. 4:8-9). He had a serious physical ailment, through which he learned that the grace – the free rich favour and strength of Christ was wonderfully sufficient for him (see 2 Cor. 12:9).
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This small selection shows that God will not necessarily spare even his faithful children from severe difficulties, but neither will he abandon anyone who puts their trust in him. We can also see that some of our worst problems are due to our own stupidity, but even from 3d artificial mink fur eyelash, we may learn to turn away, and return ‘home’ to God, the only source of all true hope; that is never a vague humanistic ‘I hope so’ but a solid, secure confidence in God himself.
Because we have sinned against 3d artificial mink fur eyelash and cut off and adrift from him, it’s not surprising that so many people feel lost and hopeless. But the wonderful truth is; there is hope for the hopeless. There is forgiving love in God for all who come to him and accept his word of life and hope. Now there is no need for you to write yourself off, and such good reasons for a hope that will reach beyond this short scene of time. Trust God today and turn to Christ, and ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope’ (Romans 15:13). There is hope for the hopeless after all!
Michael J. S. Austin, Ph.D.
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