#144 – Lost Hope

Good morning Christ-empowered people

Every person has areas they should change in their lives (if you think you don’t, ask your family!) Sometimes these are small and seemingly insignificant but we all also have areas that we know need to change. If you are like me, you may have tried many times only to fall again. Sometimes it seems like we will never see lasting change.

What is your area of challenge? Here’s a few to get you thinking. Some areas of challenge that need to be changed are lying, stealing, negative speech, lust, disrespect, anger, gossip, unforgiveness, laziness, jealousy, envy, gluttony and the list goes on. So can we have lasting change in our lives?

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Christ who gives me the strength.

You’ve got to believe it is possible. Our situation is not hopeless, because of what Christ has done! Change is possible but even more than that; it is God’s desire for our lives. We rejoice in what the world-changing Apostle Paul accomplished but remember there was a time before that when he was Saul. We love to talk about King David, the man after God’s own heart, but we too quickly forget that earlier on in his life he was overcome by lust and as a result committed adultery and murder. What God did in them He can and wants to do in us! There is a way! There is hope! Change is possible!

Over the next several days I want to look at how lasting change works. I hope you are blessed as we journey this together.