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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Jensen

There is Always Hope

When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. Esther 4:1

Have you ever felt utterly hopeless, locked in a sea of despondency, or trapped in a terrible circumstance? 

Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, had just learned of the decree that had been constructed by Haman to annihilate the Jews. His heart was ripped by agony, his soul was pierced to its depth. The grief he faced seemed insurmountable. Queen Esther was his last ray of hope.

We all know how the story goes, but what can we learn from the momentary grief Mordecai faced?

  1. There is always hope. There is always hope through Christ Jesus. His deliverance will come- in his divine way, in his flawless timing.

  2. It’s okay to cry out to Jesus. The Bible encourages us to: cast our cares on Jesus for he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). We all experience grief, heartache, and struggle in life. What we choose to do through the struggle sets us apart. Be brave. Be bold. Seek Jesus and know that God has a plan.

  3. We can ask God questions, but we are never to question God. His purposes are greater than our own. His plans surpass our earthly struggles, setbacks, and sorrows. Seek Jesus. Petition your requests to God and pray that he will reveal answers to you in His seamless way.

Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, there is always hope. His outstretched arms connected the colorful arch of the rainbow, declaring to the world, “It is finished” (John 19:30). “My love is complete.” Let’s praise Jesus and live lives of radiant joy because Jesus’ promises are fulfilled. We have the anticipation of Heaven someday. That is something to be thankful for, something we can buoy our hope to.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you that there is always hope to be found in you. Because of what you did on the cross, you have proven yourself faithful and true. Thank you for your everlasting hope. Thank you for caring about us dearly. Thank you for listening to our prayers. We praise you for your perfect timing in every good thing. In Jesus’ holy name, amen.

Steps of Faith:

  • Make a list of questions you have for God. Maybe those questions are about a life circumstance or a trial you are facing. Take those questions to the foot of the cross. Pursue Jesus in prayer.

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Mar 30

AMEN to: "What we choose to do through the struggle sets us apart." May those around us take note that handling struggle with Jesus' help is a LOT different than striving on our own! Thank you, Alexandra!

Alexandra Jensen
Alexandra Jensen
Apr 01
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Yes, choosing the path of Jesus, taking his hand, and abiding by his Word and will through our struggles takes great faith. But that is what abiding is all about- remaining in Jesus Christ through every season and circumstance. Thank you for reading!

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