So many of us come into recovery without a glimpse of hope. We may have been beaten down emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. We had probably been told lies so long that they became a reality. Anyone ever hear: He’s always been like that, she can never change, or there is no hope for them. Today is the day we WILL stop believing the lying tongue of the serpent. There IS hope…hope for recovery and a new life with better days and a bright future. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, Jesus tells us, “My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.” We have the power to change. Philippians 4:13 confirms it: “For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Hope is openness to change. I was afraid to change, even though my past was painful. We may come to resist change because of our fear of the unknown, or, in our dark hour, we think we don’t deserve anything better. Here’s the real deal: Hope opens doors where despair closes them! So believe in hope and EXPECT change! Philippians 1:6 tells us: “I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in His grace until His task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.” Real hope comes from the blood of Jesus in the power of the cross. Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” This hope is eternal and this hope is promised. Turn your will and life over to Christ. Invite Him into your heart. Stop fighting and surrender today…walk in a TRUE HOPE!
Today is the day I will have hope. Today is the day I will recover!