A soul without hope is like a dark house filled only with cobwebs and dust.
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Rev. 21:5
I remember a day when I stood in the doorway of a dark, soot-covered house in horror of the layers and layers of wallpaper hanging by threads off the walls. In the kitchen poorly constructed grease covered cabinets hid the true color…and that was only the beginning of all that needed elbow grease and rebuilding. This was to be my home. While I stood in despair, my children and husband ran through the small house out the back door to explore. Soon, they returned elated with the field, woods, and log barn gracing the property. Me? I wanted to scream, “But we have to live in the house.”
Sometimes our lives feel like our house looked, completely hopeless. Media bombards us with the evil around us, the natural catastrophes, and impending dangers.If that isn’t enough the circumstances infiltrating our personal lives often leave us feeling empty and stained by the filth of the world or our personal stains of life. If only, a refreshing shower could wash it all away.
There is hope, not in this world, but in the One who promises to make all things new, beginning with us. “…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2Cor. 5:17.
My husband turned what looked like a hopeless mess into a beautiful house. It took years of hard work and it still is not completed, although we do have trim! It may never be finished. But unlike our house, the work of salvation that begins with being made new through the finished work of Christ, will be completed.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Phil. 1:6
“It is done.”
If you are feeling hopeless and empty, I would be glad to pray with you and for you. Leave me a comment and I will respond. In fact, know this, I am praying for you not even knowing who you are. May the God of comfort be with you.