Against All Hope

Romans 4:18:  “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.'”

I spoke with someone recently whose son is still out of work. The situation looks hopeless, but she prays against all hope for a job for her son.

A friend told me she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer seven years ago and given less a year to live. Against all hope, she prayed. She not only survived, she thrived.

Thirty years ago, a probation and parole officer told a young man he would never make it. Against all hope, today that man is alcohol and drug-free. He is an outstanding employee of an agency where he has worked for more than twenty-five years. He has a lovely wife and a beautiful home. Best of all, he and his wife know, love and serve the Lord.

Almost seventeen years ago, my marriage ended in divorce. My ex-husband immediately remarried. Against all hope, I fell before God and asked that he would not let the divorce be in vain but use it for good in my life and the lives of others. I never dreamed he would give me a national speaking and writing ministry.

What looks hopeless to you? Will you believe God for a miracle?

Dear God, teach me to believe in hope. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Application: Talk to God about a seemingly hopeless situation in your life.

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, , LPC, LSATP, CCDVC
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.
She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
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