All good books and great speech begin with a story,preferably funny! But what follows is true. I too would like to do so, One's I happened to visit one of my friends college,I was talking with him as we strolled through a garden to the hall of residence, My friend suddenly stopped by a particular tree, He explained, how a friend of him had committed suicide from that tree, no one knew why.The only clue was an open diary, in that he had expressed his life of loneliness, meaninglessness of life, isolation and despair.
This is one of the saddest results of a life lived outside a relationship with God. Their sense of hopelessness and losses, leads many to such path of distress.
This is certainly obvious among today’s young people. A strategic survey report says that about 60% of the young people pass through this path of distress despair and agony. They don’t express it, but there is a growing sense of pessimism and fear about the future or it might be at a personal level about their affairs, commitments , future, life and so on ……..
Without true hope ,most of us turn to other things to plug the gap. There are wide substitutes for this escapism:drugs, alcohols, self indulgence like TV etc.These things seems to lessen the fear of the present but maximizes the future experiences.
But all of this substitutes for hope prove nothing in the end.
THE TRUE HOPE
At a situation like this ,we tend to seek for help to a stranger or someone else. But a true help comes from the one who can guide us to overcome these terrible situations .This guide should be one who really care about us, think about us, and does every possible step to uplift us from the present day situations.
Yes, it’s the one who can really make the difference it’s the GOD and nobody else.
The scripture has many verses revealing this hope :
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest in hope.
But thou art he that took me out of the womb thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
As our God is the creator he knows us better than anyone on this earth, if He stands on our side what the world can do to us. He is the leader, our everything to trust and lean on ,He bear everything for us at the cross and set us free .
So be of good courage and hope, so let us boast of him that created us.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.