Hope. It’s a word you will be hearing frequently this month through a new mid-size community starting this coming week. We are beginning a new mini blog series by guest blogger, Connie Milchling, to kick off this community (that she is leading). It’s our prayer that your soul is refreshed and we spark something within your heart, mind, and soul to connect with Jesus, our true source of hope.
As we read through the account of Paul, as a prisoner on board a ship en route to Rome, there is a verse tucked away in the recesses of Acts 27 that simply says, “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.”
Have you ever felt that way? Like the storm of life is relentlessly raging? The sun and stars are failing to shine? You’re starting to think the only choice is to give up hope of ever being saved? You’re not alone! The Psalmist shares this distress when he cries out in Psalm 6:3, “My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?”
What do we do when hope is lost? That’s the question we will explore week one of our four-part series on the Gift of Hope. Join us Monday evening, July 9 or Wednesday morning, July 11 to dig into God’s Word and discover that hope is closer than you think!