Need Some Hope?
Have you heard comments like: "I hope you do well on your test," "I hope you feel better soon," or "I hope it doesn't rain this weekend." So many times the word "hope" flies right off our tongue, yet we seldom stop and think about its true meaning.
Right now you are faced with some difficult decisions in your life. If someone came up to you and said, "I hope everything turns out," what would that mean to you now? Would that comfort you or make you feel better? What do you need to hear to give you hope now that you're faced with an unplanned pregnancy?
The word "hope" means to desire something with some confidence of fulfillment. Where is your confidence or hope right now? Is it in the father of your child, your friends, your family, or your possessions? Maybe you have no confidence in anyone or anything. People and possessions will often let you down.
There is only one person who can give you hope for your tomorrow. There is only one person you can have confidence in and He will NEVER let you down. God understands the emotions you have right now. God is not out to hurt you, but rather HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU HOPE!
The Bible tells us that God:
He wove you together in your mother's womb.
He understands your thoughts.
Even before there is a word on your tongue He knows it.
He knows the anxious thoughts you are experiencing at this very moment.
(This is found in Psalm 139)
God loves you. The Lord says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore, I have drawn you with loving kindness." (Jeremiah 31:3)
Deep down we all desire to be known and loved. Not just with an "if you please me I will love you" kind of love...we need to be loved unconditionally...loved just for who we are. The ultimate hope for your future is to experience that kind of unconditional love. For when you have that, you can face anything life can dish out, even an unplanned pregnancy!