AND GOD IS FAITHFUL; HE WILL NOT LET YOU BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN BEAR. BUT WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED, HE WILL ALSO PROVIDE A WAY OUT SO THAT YOU CAN STAND UP UNDER IT
(1 Corinthians 10:13).
If I could define hopelessness, I would describe it as a place where there is no hope—A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO WAY OUT. When I am hopeless, I feel that I am at a dead-end. I feel that I am stuck. I feel trapped. There is no way out…no solution…no answer. The father-of-lies is cunning. At this stage of the game, he is ready for his next suggestion: You have been tempted beyond what you can bear. Then the evil one offers HIS way out of the hopelessness: hiding behind a smile or a mask, running away to distraction or destruction, and blaming those, near an dear.
BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHO GIVES US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
(1 Corinthians 15:57).
Precious One, to Me there is no such thing as hopelessness, because THERE IS NO PLACE WITHOUT MY HOPE. There is no situation where I am not able to provide a way out. However, you need to stop making the father-of-lies’ suggestions your way out when he tempts you with hopelessness. When you are tempted, you need to submit the oppressing beliefs that cause your hopelessness to Me. Make Me your Defense and Refuge in your day of trouble. Then, I will show you My way out, so that you can stand up under it.”
BUT I WILL SING OF YOUR POWER; YES, I WILL SING ALOUD OF YOUR MERCY IN THE MORNING; FOR YOU HAVE BEEN MY DEFENSE AND REFUGE IN THE DAY OF MY TROUBLE
Are you at a dead-end? Are you stuck? Are you trapped? How is the father-of-lies tempting you with hopelessness? What does he suggest as the only way out?
Are you willing to make God your Defense and Refuge in the day of your trouble? Then, stop hiding, running, and blaming. Instead, submit your hopelessness to Him, together with the beliefs that are causing it. Ask Him to show you HIS WAY OUT.
PRAYER: Almighty God, who is mighty like You? Your faithfulness surrounds us. You rule the sea; when its waves rise, You still them. When we pass through the waters, You are our Defense. You fight for us. You are our Refuge. You give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ—Your Way Out.
Maintain an Awareness
Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.