- Psalm 6:6-7, 38:5-12, 40:12, 42:3, 69:1-3, 102:1-111
- Psalm 19:7, 23:1-3
- Deuteronomy 8:3
- Matthew 4:4, 6:11
- Hebrews 11:1, 4:14-16
- Matthew 26:36-39
- Hebrews 12:1-2
- John 6:1-51
Hopelessness is a reality. We all struggle with it at varying times and with varying degrees.
Not only is our sense of hopelessness addressed in scripture (God isn’t surprised by that), but God Himself is with us in that feeling.
We are all in process in dealing with our hopelessness.
Often times we are feeling hopeful, it isn’t because of Jesus.
Jesus demonstrates how to deal with hopelessness:
- Seek support from friends/community/God’s family around you.
- Confess your hopelessness
- Pray, ask others to pray for you.
- Confess to God.
- Rest in the sovereign wisdom of God.
- Fixed eyes on glorious future on the other side of the cross.
When coming to God, we must examine our motivations. Often our hope is in too little, looking for full stomachs and earthly comfort.
- Your hunger and thirst will be satisfied by Jesus (John 6:35)
- You have ultimate security in Jesus (John 6:37)
- God’s will is that you will not be lost, but will be raised up in eternal life on the last day (John 6:39)
- If you believe in Jesus, the Father has personally drawn you to him (John 6:44)