by Sarah Leonard
When you have God on your side, the moment when there seems to be no hope left is really just the beginning of something beautiful.
Have you ever...
Have you ever asked God for something and it seemed like the exact opposite happened? Or has God ever made you a beautiful promise and then everything seemed to go terribly wrong? I have good news for you! When you have God on your side, the moment when there seems to be no hope left is really just the beginning of something beautiful.
When Jesus was arrested in front of his disciples and condemned to death, they thought all hope was lost. They watched their Lord die in the most horrific way. It was such an evil thing that even the devil thought he’d won! 2 Cor 2:8 says “The rulers of this world have not understood it: if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord.”
By Jesus’ death, he paid the penalty for our sin and took on himself our shame and regret. His body was broken so we could be whole. God took the blackest moment in history and created the beautiful gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). If God can take the blackest moment in history and make it beautiful, then trust him to take the blackest moments in your life and make them beautiful too.
The Bible talks about Abraham’s faith in Romans 4. He kept hoping even when there was no reason left for hope. He trusted God would create something new out of nothing. “He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.” (Romans 4:19)
Next time you look at your black situation, remember that God is ABLE TO DO whatever it is he promised you he would do. So even when you have no reason left to hope, keep trusting God’s promise no matter how long it takes. He WILL keep His promise to you.