Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Hope"


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This week....I've spoken to alot of people who are struggling and hurting....broken from things they can't seem to get out from under: depression, discouragment, fighting addictions, dealing with cancer, divorce and kids pulling away....I remember - the streets, the drugs, the darkness...feeling like life wasn't worth living. I had no hope...but then He touched me....I don't know how or why.....but He did.... and all of a sudden that no hope went to Know Hope! Nothing else gave me the freedom....the joy....the peace that He did....nothing else worked like the gentle touch of His power. He is the hope living in me, the rock in whom I trust.....

25 comments:

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Sarah, your words speak volumes along with this powerful video. I love the words and the melody is awesome. He broke the chains!

I have been seeing a few uplifting videos this day. Excites my spirit! Amen.

Whidbey Woman said...

Oh Sarah, I too, have seen a lot of hurting people. I commute by bus, so I'm out in the public. Every day I encounter people who are lost, confused, heartbroken, afraid, downtrodden.
We need to share the hope that we've found in Jesus. If not with words, with our actions. Even something as simple as a smile can touch someone's heart. Great post, outstanding video.
Have a great week, dear sister in Christ.

Debbie said...

This was a great post and a powerful video. It is just soo true it seems. We are living in such difficult times. But there is an answer..Jesus truly does set us free. Have a great week. Blessings, Debbie

Surprised By Joy! said...

Sarah,
I have been in the same situation this week. I literally gave one of my clients a figurine that was a little boy "holding onto a hope balloon to hold during the session". The enemy has been whispering hopelessess in her ear. We who are holding onto hope are shining the light for others.

I am so happy you are holding up the light up hope to all of us.

Blessings,
Tammy

Denise said...

Such a powerful post, and video. I love you.

Kelee said...

Thank-you for the video!

I believe that all things are possible...as a person who came out the other side of depression and pain.

My first time here...for SS...loving it!

Creative Blessings...

Kelee @ http://www.katillacshack.com

Cathy said...

Your words are great, a witness for Christ. Have you heard my hymn I wrote, Hope of Glory?

Lisa said...

We must be God's light and instruments of hope for hurting people everywhere. You are such a light Sarah, with your powerful testimony of God's mercy and grace. Thank you for a powerful post.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, Jesus is our Hope, Hallelujah! I love that song by Brian Doerkson and I heard him sing it live here in Charlottetown! It was a wonderful concert! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Wanda's Wings said...

Jesus Christ gives me the strength everyday since my Son died. He tells me,Chris is with Him and happy.

char72 said...

He truly is the hope of the nations. How I wish more people in all the nations knew it and accepted it. Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad to know of what he has done in your life. It is a great testimony.
Blessings,
Charlotte

RCUBEs said...

“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it” - George Weinberg.

I love that quote because it reminds me it's the same way with Jesus. He is always there for us. It is us who chooses not to be with Him. I like Brian Doerksen's songs. Powerful post. Have a great week sister. God bless and protect you.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Yes, I know what you mean. I've several friends this week with loved ones who've passed and some are sick with cancer. We have hope that the next life will be painless and sorrow free. Thanks for coming by my blog and joining me on this journey we're all on!

A Busy Single Mom said...

Great post! I have talked on the phone with two friends today, both going through some tough things. We have to encourage each other! Thanks.

Joan said...

A wonderful reminder that no matter what our circumstances, when we know Jesus, we have hope.

Blessings to you, dear sister.

Kaye said...

I love discovering new-to-me praise and worship songs. This was a very encouraging one, particularly since I am home from church with a cough. Thank you for a special joy! :)

JOE TODD said...

For all that are "hurting" The good news is there is ONE who has all power. If I can accept hardship as a pathway to peace I am able to find hope. Have a great week

Saleslady371 said...

So many are hurting. Praise God for your awesome testimony of the love of our God. Somebody with a powerful faith must have been praying for you. I wonder who. I would love to hear their story since I'm praying for a prodigal.

Kathy M. said...

No hope to know hope. Love it. Thanks.

Tricia said...

This is a great post. I have enjoyed reading your blog today. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging words. I'm just going to keep on trying to be real - in the good times AND in the bad ones. God is faithful.

Blessings,
Tricia

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Our hopes are safe only in Him. Thanks for sharing this.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

We all have a little pain some pain is are much worse than others. Hope is a pretty big word.
God Bless,
Ginger

Dulce said...

;)
tender hugs...

Sara said...

Rejoicing in Hope!

I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.

http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2010/04/cactus-happy.html

Cactus Happy,
Sara

Jingle said...

wise words,
smart video!