From a thought in 10 Choices: A Proven Plan to Change Your Life Forever by James MacDonald, (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Do you need a confident expectation that better things are ahead? Do you need that? Do you need hope?
James says, “I find most of us can identify an area of life in which we desperately need to hear God’s promise of hope. We need to know that good things can still come for our future. We haven’t so messed up our life that everything good is now past and all opportunities are gone.”
Is that true of you today or someone you know?
James goes on, “Hope is the idea that it’s not too late, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made. Your life could be better. Some of the things you’ve dreamed about can still be yours. You don’t have to be trapped in this cycle of failing and falling and fumbling all the time. You can rise up and be who God wants you to be. That is hope. Do you feel it rising in your heart?”
He goes on, “Hope is found in God’s Word. Hope isn’t even that hard to find when you choose to find it in God’s Word: ‘But this I call to mind, / and therefore I have hope: / The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; / his mercies never come to an end; / they are new every morning; / great is your faithfulness. / “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, / “therefore I will hope in him”’ (Lamentations 3: 21– 24). Hope is in God’s Word; it’s there now, waiting for you.”
He earlier said, “God’s not done with us yet, and by making better choices, we can get to a better place. Today could mark a turn-around in your life.”
A good choice is to read the Bible.