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Hope for something better

We live in a crazy world. A world that is full of confusion and problems in every corner. Every day you hear about something awful and disturbing that happened somewhere in the world, right next door or even in your work place or school. There are so many things that can cause us to question why we even live in a world that seems to be degrading at a rapid rate. There are no easy solutions, but there can be an expectation that there is something worth living through the chaos and in that we can find hope for something better.

Hope in itself, is the essence of wanting something to be true, to desire with expectation of obtainment with confidence. There are many things that can diminish this concept because we live in a world that is in constant rebellion and misdirection of what is truth. Hope, allows us to believe that there is something better, even if the path we are on seems endless. Hope can give us a reason to keep moving forward. Hope comes from knowing that there is something better, someone better and bigger than our circumstances. Danny Gokey sums up this concept in his song “Hope in Front Of Me

I've been running through rain that I thought would never end
Trying to make it on faith in a struggle against the wind
I've seen the dark and the broken places
But I know in my soul no matter how bad it gets, I'll be alright

There's hope in front of me
There's a light I still see it
There's a hand still holding me
Even when I don't believe it
I might be down but I'm not dead
There's better days still up ahead
Even after all I've seen, there's hope in front of me

There's a place at the end of the storm you'll finally find
Where the hurt and the tears and the pain all fall behind
You open up your eyes and up ahead there's a big sun shining
Right then and there you realize, you'll be alright

There's hope in front of me
There's a light I still see it
There's a hand still holding me
Even when I don't believe it
I might be down but I'm not dead
There's better days still up ahead
Even after all I've seen, there's hope in front of me

There's a hope still burning
I can feel it rising through the night
And my world's still turning
I can feel Your love here by my side

You're my hope
You're the light I still see it
Your hands are holding me
Even when I don't believe
Oh, I've got to believe, I‘ve got to believe

I still have hope
You are my hope

There is a place at the end of the storm where the sun finally begins to shine. It is a place that you can take the pains of this life to knowing there is hope for something more. Hope drives us to something better. Jesus is that something better. No matter what we go through in life, He is our hope, our joy, our peace. He points us to something better, beyond the chaos. We can expect nothing less from Him because He is our source of Hope.