Hope in a Hopeless World

The man stands on the street corner holding a sign that says, “Hungry and Homeless, please help!”

Tomorrow he will return with the same sign.

Innocent people are gunned down in the streets in a violent act and war wages on throughout the world.

Tomorrow the violence will not cease.

Computer hackers from the other side of the world empty the bank accounts of people struggling to earn a living.

Tomorrow the stealing will not stop.

In a hospital bed cancer ravages the frail body of a child as he clings to life.

Tomorrow the cancer will remain.

In the midst of all the suffering, the overwhelming and endless need, sometimes I feel helpless to change anything.

All is not right with the world.

“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” – 1 John 2:17

Some day the world will be made right.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Rev. 21:4

But today I can bring hope to the hopeless.

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” – 1 Peter 3:15

#Retrospective: This post originally published December 13, 2017

© 2017 CGThelen

12 thoughts on “Hope in a Hopeless World

  1. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for the feedback. I try to publish a variety of content so it’s good to know you find it interesting. Blessings.

  2. I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. Fascinating and beautiful. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon 🙂

  3. 1 Peter 3:15 is my life verse…called that because it is the one that seems best to describe what God is doing in and through me and it began many years ago.

  4. Well said, and so true!

    On Dec 13, 2017 7:41 AM, “140 Character Christian” wrote:

    > 140characterchristian posted: “The man stands on the street corner holding > a sign that says, “Hungry and Homeless, please help!” Tomorrow he will > return with the same sign. Innocent people are gunned down in the streets > in a violent act and war wages on throughout the world. Tomorro” >

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