Ok, if you are thinking things are hopeless, you need to start reading the tweets Pope Francis sends out.
Let this one in particular occupy your thoughts for the rest of the day.
“There is never a reason to lose hope. Jesus says: “I am with you until the end of the world.”
“Never a reason to lose hope.” Sure we all have problems, all face difficulties, all live with disabilities, all will have a cross to carry, but all have Jesus who says: “I am with you until the end of the world.”
I’m liking it.
Right about when I’m ready to give up, throw in the towel, admit defeat, and succumb to a lesser me, a message of hope pops up.
Like I said, “I’m liking it.”
“Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.” (Romans 12:12)
More… “May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in Him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
And, if you’re still not quite feeling it… “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Pray and hope.
No reason to ever doubt.