Queen in Gold
These past few weeks I’ve been confronted with the idea of hopelessness. I also came across so many Christians struggling to see God’s light in times of darkness. Failures, lies and an overall negative society; ruin our dreams, drag us down and leave us feeling hopeless and far from God.
Amidst the battle fought for a glimpse of hope, I heard this uplifting testimony of a friend. Liezl reflects on her struggle with hopelessness and the simple way God came to restore her hope.
If you are struggling with hopelessness today, you are not alone. If you have a longing for God’s presence, but somehow can’t seem to reach Him; if you feel frustrated and confused, this is for you.
The dark frustration
Lately I’ve been going through a frustrating season. I wanted to share my feelings with God, but I couldn’t manage to express my frustrations in words. For over a month I’ve been struggling to get myself out of this dark frustrating phase. I had no idea how to find change for the better. I felt overwhelmed with feelings of hopelessness, so much that I had no interest in anything else, not even my work.
I read Psalm 34:8-19, which was most definitely no coincidence! Once again I realized God saves us from all kinds of situations, carrying our burdens and keeping us safe. The enemy causes misery, trying to create an impossible distance between us and God. We need to take a stand against this, believing and remembering God is always with us. Hope comes from Him and no one can destroy the hope we carry in our hearts.
Does this mean that I no longer feel frustrated? In all honesty, not entirely, but I am definitely more motivated to walk through challenging seasons. I’m willing to take on changes and unanswered questions as I believe a lot of growth will come from this. God is protecting me in this storm.
My advice to you, whether you’re facing chaos at work; a broken heart or if you’re in need of answers to many questions - be patient.
Make that cup of coffee, find a comfortable spot to sit (no distractions) and have a much needed date with God. He is with us in every season. He’ll fight our battles. All we need to be is still (Exodus 14:14).
Hope is not a feeling, it’s a Person (1 Peter 1:3). Looking beyond hopelessness is keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus. Hope is never failing (Lamentations 3:22), Hope fights for you (2 Chronicles 20:17; Isaiah 54:17) and gives you victory over hopelessness (Romans 8:37).
"Hope is not a feeling, it’s a Person"
Share your story...
What are some of the challenges you’ve faced with hopelessness? If you have a testimony to share or a question to ask, please leave it as a comment below or click on the mailbox link (in the tab on the right) to send me an email.
Liezl is a full-time pastry chef. She enjoys good coffee and practicing her crochet skills. She’s got a witty sense of humour, a caring heart and a deep love for her Saviour. Hopefully she’ll share more of her faith journey on Queen in Gold again soon...
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Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
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