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Summary: The pandemic of hopelessness... WE NEED A VACCINATION OF HOPE!

A VACCINATION OF HOPE? THE PANDEMIC OF HOPELESSNESS.

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

HOW SAD IS OUR DAY, WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST EDUCATED SOCIETIES OF ALL TIMES, YET WE CAN’T TALK?

Genesis 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

DO YOU KNOW ANY HOPE HUNGRY PEOPLE?

WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC OF HOPELESSNESS. Seems like we are running low on hope? Let’s get real, you know someone that needs a vaccination of hope. I had a call last night of a Pastor that has poured everything into his little church. He and his wife took all their extra money and bought turkeys and food to give away. NOT ONE PERSON CAME. They were crushed. All I could do was cry for them, then we prayed.

Suicide is on the rise. Gloom and despair crush people. As the TV blares bad news, evil surges forward. GOD WE LIVE IN A HOPE HUNGRY WORLD. Are you a VEHICLE OF KINDNESS? Who knows maybe you could make something good happen to someone today? Could you be optimistic and make a difference?

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

THERE IS A PLACE NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD, A STRONG AND MIGHTY TOWER WHERE IN TIMES OF DANGER WE CAN RUN AND FIND PROTECTION AND BE SAFE.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

We know we have a strong tower in the PLAN OF A MIGHTY GOD… That is not the question. The question is clear: DO WE TRUST THE UNSEEN HANDS… God is not surprised by this problem. WE ASK: CAN GOD? That is an invalid conclusion. THE VALID ANSWER IS: YES, GOD IS ABLE… GOD CAN.

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

I have an 18 month old grandson. He likes riding with his mom and his dad in their car… They have an expensive safety seat attached to the back seat of the car. They strap him in the seat facing backwards. He is so happy. He does not know where they are going? He does not know how long he will be gone? He does not know if the gas tank is full or empty? He does not know the level of oil in the engine? ALL HE KNOWS IS THAT DADDY IS AT THE CONTROLS AND HE TRUSTS HIS DAD COMPLETELY!

2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

WE HAVE A REFUGE… IN GOD AND IN HIS PLAN WE WILL TRUST…

*REFUGE: SHELTER OR PROTECTION FROM DANGER OR DISTRESS, something to which one has recourse in difficulty,

DOTTIE RAMBO penned these words: I go to the rock of my salvation, I go to the stone that the builders rejected, I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me. When all around is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock I stand. When I need a shelter when I need a friend, I GO TO THE ROCK…

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

GOD is good, a hiding place in heavy, tough times. God promised HE WOULD BE WITH US in heavy dark days when we face them. He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for his divine help. Jesus is not just a “FAIR WEATHER” friend. He is a good refuge in times of trouble. Jesus loves and cares for those who trust in him.

I AM ASKING FOR MORE… ONE OF THE GOALS OF MY LIFE WOULD BE: I WOULD LOVE TO BE A HOPE GIVER. GOD GIVE US A DOUBLE PORTION OF HOPE THAT WE MAY SHARE WITH OTHERS…

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

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