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“Were it not for God’s promises we might well despair.” from Waiting on God by Andrew Murray

The dictionary defines despair as “utter loss of hope,” “a cause of hopelessness,” or “to lose all hope or confidence.”

As we look back over all that has occurred this year and what might occur in the coming days it would be easy to despair, to face life as if we have no hope. But through scripture God tells a different story.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.” 

Hebrews 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil…”

Check out these additional verses regarding our hope and God’s promises to us.

Also, spend some time in worship with this song, “Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor.”

Andrew Murray went on to say in his book, Waiting on God, “…but in His promises the Living God has given and bound Himself to us.”

For the believer in Jesus Christ there is no need to despair. Trust in Jesus! All other ground is sinking sand.



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