faster, got to run faster, got to hurry!! Itís coming closer! I
canít get away from it. I might as well just give up. Iím such a
loser. I canít do anything right. I should just end it all!!!
whispers, ďGo ahead and end it. You are such a failure. You are so
worthless. The world would be a better place without you.Ē
small voice beckons, ďNo, you are not any of those things. Donít listen to
those lies. You are beautiful. Come this way, towards the light. Iím
here, and I want to help you. I am Hope.Ē
that? Where are those voices coming from? Iím so confused. I
hear a voice agreeing with me, but then I hear another voice saying Iím
beautiful? I donít know what to believe anymore. Life hasnít been
good for a while. If there is hope, why havenít I felt it before?
Why now when Iíve decided life isnít worth living, should I believe there is
lies, ďYour only confused because you have made a miserable mess of your life,
you donít deserve hopeÖĒ
small voice interrupts, ďLies, donít listen to those lies. Please let me
share the Truth of the matter with you. I love you. Yes I know itís
been awhile since youíve heard anyone say that to you, and if they have it feels
like just words, but I do truly love you. I love you so much that Iíve
wanted to help you for a long time. The reason you havenít been able to
feel Hope before is because the darkness surrounding you has tried to keep you
from me. But, I am stronger than the darkness. I want to be your
friend? Someone wants to be my friend? Who are you? What do
you want from me? Everything comes with a price these days, so what is it
your looking for? And as far as love goes, well I stopped believing in
love a long time ago.
small voice answers, ďI honestly donít want anything from you but to be your
best friend and for you to come to love me in return. I know right now
that you arenít able to believe in love but I am Hope and with Hope comes
friendship. The price has already been paid in full. Hope wonít cost
you a thing.Ē
How can I
believe that hope wonít cost a thing? What is Hope anyway? And besidesÖ.Yikes
whatís that nipping at me again? Oh not the pain againÖPain so full of
pain, my heart hurts from all the pain Iíve been going through lately. The
only way out of this pain is to put an end to myself. Then the misery will
creeps up, ďCome here, Iím not letting you go without a fight.Ē
small voice reaches, ďWait that pain can be cured. I will take that pain
from you. I will fight for you. I am stronger than the pain.
Please let me help. Come here my weary child and I will give you rest.
My yoke is easy. And as for Hope, well Hope is what carries us through the
trials of life. Hope is all those things youíve ever believed could happen
for you in life. I am Hope.Ē
you are hope, then why werenít you there when mom died? Why werenít you
there when my wife left? Why werenít you there when I couldnít find a job?
Why werenít you there when I cried until there were no more tears to cry?
Why werenít you there when the courts said I couldnít see my kids? Why
werenít you there when my world started crumbling around me? Why are you
here now, when I have nothing left?!!
snickers, ďYeah where was hope then?Ē
patiently answers, ďI have been right beside you through it all. I have
never left you nor forsaken you. I hurt when you hurt. I can relate
to all your pain. I want to show you how to get past that pain. I
want to heal you. I never wanted you to experience all the things you
have. See what you donít realize is that there is one who seeks to devour
you. And with my help I can give you all the hope you need to push forward
and to move away from the past. Wonít you give me a chance?Ē
spews, ďAre you really going to listen to all of that? I mean if He really
cared about you, then you wouldnít have lost everything!
Just go away! You keep trying to get me to doubt this Hope but what you offer me
is nothing but death. Hope is saying He wants to heal me. Hope is
saying He will help me get past my past. No one has ever offered to do
anything for me before. No one has cared before. Itís the only
chance I have leftÖso Hope? Who are you?
made the choice to come and find out who is Hope. I am so absolutely
Hope and what can Hope do for you? Well itís all pretty simple but often
seems more complicated. Hope is the Way the Truth and the Life. Hope
wants to help you heal because Hope knows what you can truly be. Right now
your sitting there so distraught with everything and thinking of how you canít
seem to succeed at anything. Maybe your finances are out of whack.
Maybe youíve lost the one person or thing you cared about most. Maybe
youíve seen things in this world that no one should have to see. Maybe
youíve been hurt in ways that no one should have to hurt. Hope knows where
you have been and what you have been through. Hope has already seen every
choice youíve ever made, and Hope has been there beside you through it all.
Hope will never leave you nor forsake you. Hope loves you.
thereís that word again? LoveÖwell Hope loves you so very much that He
gave up His life for you. Bet you didnít know you had friends like that
huh? Well you do. Hope is a friend who died for you so that you can
continue on in just these times you are facing. Hope doesnít want you to
give up. Hope wants you to let Him help you. Through Hope the sins
of the past can be washed away, and you can become a new creature.
more to who Hope is. As I stated earlier, Hope is the Way. The Way
you are being offered is a direction towards healing and getting past your
problems. Hope is assuring you there is a reason to live. There is a
brighter tomorrow. Following Hope will lead you to all that you will ever
need. The path Hope will lead you on is one that is eternal. Hope is the
Way to salvation and redemption.
the Truth. Truth sometimes hurts because we want someone who will tell us
all the nice things we want to hear, but Truth tells us everything good and bad.
Truth will never hurt you. Truth wants nothing but good things for you.
Sometimes itís easy to blame Truth for things that go wrong or happen. But
thatís because you may not be getting the results you want or expect. I
know right now it seems as if it would be easier to just quit forever, but since
Hope is Truth, then Iím going to be truthful with you. It isnít. The
choice you make now is a lifetime choice. Either you take away something
that isnít yours to take, or you can give Hope a chance and let Hope help you
find the Peace you deserve.
Hope is Life. Life that will bring you Hope forever. I know your thinking
Life doesnít sound too grand right now. But thatís because you are looking
at Life through your eyes and not through the eyes of Hope. Life through
the eyes of Hope is so very different. I want to share with you what Life
through the eyes of Hope looks like. It looks like a butterfly sitting on
a flower. It looks like a child running through a mud puddle.
It looks like a beach lit by the rising sun. It looks like a heart filled
with joy on a day when it rains nonstop.
what is awaiting you through the promises that Hope has given. Those
promises include a new Heaven and Earth, no more tears, and most of all
Eternity. This world is truly not our home; it is just a temporary stop on
a journey that ends in Life. Hope is what sustains us in this world, as
when we do get Home, everything we have hoped for will become ours.
continue on with Hope? Give Hope a chance? Hope really does have
something good for you. Hope really wants to show you that tomorrow is a
new day, and one that is filled with new beginnings. Wonít you come and
see what Hope has to offer?
are. Coming to check out what Hope has to offer. Iím glad you have
chosen to do so. Letís continue shall we?
yourself walking down a road. On the right side everything looks dark and
dead, and on the left side everything looks bright and alive. Then ahead
sits a mountain and the road split with a pathway to the right leading further
into darkness. But, to the left is a sunlit pathway that looks so inviting
and beautiful. Hope lives down the Lighted pathway. Hope is offering
for you to join Him on that pathway.
wondering why Hope is offering anything to you? The answer is that He is
doing so because He loves you. Uh huh? I know what you are
thinkingÖthereís that love word again. But it is true. Hope does love you.
In fact, Hope loves you so much that He is offering to help you, to heal you,
and to give you a new start. And what is more, He is offering this to you
at no cost. The price has already been paid in full.
sitting there thinking that Hope wouldnít be offering you anything if He knew
the horrible things you have done, your wrong. Hope wants to help remove
all the guilt and blame you may be feeling towards yourself regarding these past
missteps. Hope is offering to cleanse you of the past forever. Hope
wants to show you how to take the past and use it to help someone else, instead
of you continuing to use your past to beat yourself up over and over again.
wandered through that dark valley for way too long,
all the things youíve done wrong,
the pain and hurt eat at your heart,
your life be torn all apart.
shines on the Healing Hand
out to you from a beautiful Land,
to you a new beginning,
with Hope to cleanse the sinning.
Happiness Life and Love,
you from the Hand above,
to reach out and grab hold
to bring you into the fold.
I know itís been awhile since youíve felt joy and
happiness, but the feeling is still there. Itís just been suppressed inside of
you. Itís been surrounded by all the emotions that have been controlling you.
Hope is offering to help you find that joy and happiness. Hope can renew your
life and help you see that there is a way. With Hope all things are possible.
A new beginning waits for you. A chance to put all of the past behind and to
start fresh. This includes everything you feel is a reason not to continue. But,
Hope knows what is waiting for you, and wants you to come see. Starting over may
seem scary but itís truly better than the choices you have been contemplating.
Hope will not hurt you. Hope will only serve you.
You may be asking what will make a new beginning better than the old life youíve
been living. The answer to that is that Hope will be with you on this new
Have you ever had a pair of jeans that you liked so much that you wore them
until they had holes in them? Then you patched the holes so that you could wear
the jeans just a bit longer? Until one day those old jeans finally couldnít
withstand any more wear and they fell apart. Then you had to go out and purchase
a new pair of jeans.
This is similar to what Hope is offering to you. Hope has seen the wear and tear
that youíve been through. Hope has seen the toll your past has taken on you.
Hope has seen how you have tried to patch up your life time and time again. Hope
knows that you deserve a new beginning. Hope is now offering to make you a new
creature in Him.
Healing Hand of Hope has placed His offering before you. When we met a bit
earlier, there seemed to be no way out, and you were about to give up.
Hope has now shown you that there is another choice.
go together and see how to take that step. I can assure you the journey is
about to begin not end.
Wonít you take a step towards Hope?
time to take a Step towards Hope. With taking this step, you are about to
enter a pathway to healing. Hope will be thrilled to know that you have
decided to give Him a chance. The journey begins with just one small step.
Sometimes those steps can be baby steps, but the key is to move forward.
Often we think it would just be easier to stay where we are, but as long as we
do that we are stuck in the past. Hope doesnít live in the past, and He is
awaiting you. Wonít you make the decision and take the step to come and
pathway is one that is filled with newness and Life. I know thatís hard to
imagine sitting where you are at this moment, but it is true. The Helping
Hand of Hope will bring you joy and happiness. He wants to give you the
desires of your heart. He wants you to know that He does love you, and
that He wants you to choose to follow Him.
still not sure about taking the Step, then let me ask you a question. Why
are you holding back? Are you afraid or unsure? Well that is darkness
trying to keep you from moving forward, but there is no Hope in darkness, so
taking one step is essential. Hope wonít force you, as He loves you too
much to do that. But, Hope is offering you a way out of the valley.
Itís your choice.