Why Go On Living? - Reason 3 of 3, Because There is Hope

Life is filled with trouble. Today, everyone is touched by tragedy of one sort or another. But some people feel utterly hopeless about life, as if there were no light on the horizon, no prospect for a better future. Is that how you feel? If so, be assured that the Bible offers genuine hope—not just for you but for all humankind. For example:

  • The Bible teaches that God intended something far better for us.—Genesis 1:28.

  • God promises to make our earth a paradise.—Isaiah 65:21-25.

  • The fulfillment of that promise is certain. Revelation 21:3, 4 says:

    “The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

That hope is not mere wishful thinking. God fully purposes to bring it to reality, and he has both the power and the desire to do so. The hope that the Bible holds out is reliable, and it provides a strong answer to the question “Why go on?”

REMEMBER THIS: Although your emotions may toss and turn like a boat on a turbulent sea, the Bible’s message of hope can be like an anchor that keeps you stabilized.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY: Start investigating what the Bible teaches about a genuine hope for the future.

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Comment by bluebird on August 9, 2018 at 10:46pm

If some people find hope in the bible and the Judeo-Christian version of god, then that's fine. Or if people find hope in any other faith/religion/god, that's fine too.  But understand that that is not the case for everyone, that not everyone is Christian or Jewish, that not everyone believes in a god or gods.  And that that is equally as valid as having a faith or belief in a religion or god.

Comment by Avi on July 30, 2018 at 12:48am

Thanks Mike. I have hope

Comment by Carrie on July 29, 2018 at 4:53pm
Thank you Mike. This has been helpful.
Carrie
Comment by Linda Engberg on July 3, 2018 at 4:39pm

What the Lord have Giveth, the Lord Taketh away.

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