When our hope begins to weaken, we are distressed to our very core. When hope is strong, we feel motivated.
Many recruits who visit the chaplain in basic training want to go home. No matter how bad home was, it looks great compared to boot camp.
The chaplain helps these recruits focus on the future and build hope in the person they are becoming, the life skills they’re learning (courage and discipline), and the confidence they’re building through overcoming difficult challenges.
Are you feeling low, maybe even hopeless? Don’t despair. Even the righteous man Job lost hope during his time of loss and suffering. But he regained it by trusting in God. It may take some time, but hope is on its way!
“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope,” (Job 7:6, NKJV).
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.