Can you believe we’re in February already? We certainly can’t! Every year seems to go by faster and faster. At Encounter Church of Denver, we know that the blur of life passing by can sometimes make things feel hopeless and out of control. Whenever you’re feeling suffocated by the chaos, just remember you always have a lifeline. Jesus is there for us when it all seems too much. Here are 5 quotes to help you stay hopeful in 2020!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”
Remember that whatever you’re going through, God is there. He sacrificed Jesus on the cross so that we can live every day knowing, as good Christians, that there is a place in heaven for us to spend eternity. No matter how dark things get, know there is always light waiting around the next corner.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Everything that’s happening right now is temporary. That applies to the good and the bad. Take a step back and make sure you’re taking the time to savor the good things, even though the bad one may make things seem bleak. Remember, Jesus died so that we may be saved from our sins. Every moment we live is a gift, and we shouldn’t squander it.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Even the most ardent Christians find their hope wavering from time to time. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, nor does it make you weak in any way. As long as your faith in God is fortified, you’ll bounce back stronger than ever. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help when your hope wavers. Whether this is via prayer or reaching out to a church leader, asking for help when you need it is absolutely necessary for maintaining your relationship with Jesus.
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
This verse is more about guidance and furthers the points made in the previous verses. It’s absolutely imperative that you remember, whenever your hope wavers, that He is there. Christ is always there for you, even in the darkest places. Remember Him and that he waits to welcome you into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whenever your hope or faith is struck, use the power of Him and His guidance to find your path again. Again, there’s no shame in reaching out for help when you need it.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
The power and will of Christ is not something we can always see. That’s where faith comes in. Faith is the quality of believing in something, even if you can’t see it. We know Jesus is with us because we feel him when we pray, we hear him in church choirs, we see him in the beauty of the world. Even when you feel like the burden is too much, know that Jesus is still there. We will experience trials that will challenge our faith, but we can never let the trials break us. We must always remember that He is with us, even though we can’t see Him.
We all feel our hope waver from time to time, and the chaos of the world is no help. Amidst the confusion and changes, remember that Jesus is always constant. Any time your hope falters, know that He is beside you, ready to catch you should you fall.
Christians struggling with maintaining their hope can benefit from a supportive congregation. If you live in the Denver area, Encounter Church would love to be your place of sanctuary. Contact us today for more information on what our church has to offer!