May 11: With hope, anything is possible

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. ~Jonas Salk.

Hope is essential. You must have it in your life! Hope gives you the strength to reach for tomorrow and the power to drive you to the next challenge. Without hope, you have no future. Without hope, you’re stuck in the muck and mire. Without hope, the sickness, failure, rejection and fear will remain in your world. Yet, as long as there is life, there is hope. In his book, The Hope Quotient, pastor Ray Johnston says: “…when you have hope, anything is possible.” Further, he expounds:

  • Hope liberates. Hope releases you from your past.
  • Hope motivates. Hope helps you bounce back.
  • Hope initiates. Hope sets you free to dream.
  • Hope activates. Hope is the fuel that makes the world a better place.

You can’t give up as long as you have hope. It’s a never-say-die attitude, and it’s contagious. Discouragement and despair are destructive, and they are deadly tools. Hope is the antidote and the cure. That’s why one of the greatest gifts you can pass on to a friend, a co-worker, a family member or someone you care about is the gift of hope.

Keep the candle burning. Spread hope this week!

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. ~Hebrews 10:23 (NIV).

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