Monday, May 29 2017
Have you ever felt like hope is in short supply in your life? What do you do when you feel like nothing is going right and the future looks bleak? The answer is found in in the book of Psalms.
Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord , my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Our hope is found in our relationship with Jesus Christ. When we pray, praise and study His word, we will find the hope in our situation. James penned:
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
When we praise, we usher in the Spirit of God. The Psalmist wrote...
Psalm 100:1-5 KJV
 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord , all ye lands.
 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
It is the anointing of the Holy Ghost in our lives that will destroy the yoke (burdens) that are causing your struggle. It begins with prayer and praise.
When we study the scripture, we will be transformed by its word giving us hope in the most hopeless of situations. The words of God can be used against the demonic kingdoms that spread hopelessness and destruction. Jesus told Satan, "It is written...". We can pray the scripture into the atmosphere defeating the spirits that oppose Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
The point: When you feel hopeless, get as close to Jesus as you can. Hope is for real!
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;