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Hope for hopeless

Updated on November 11, 2013

Hope for hopeless.

One day Jesus was walking down to the city called Nain and many of His disciples were with Him and a big crowd. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

Look at this woman. She started her life with full of hope. She had many expectations when she found her husband. She was looking ahead for a bright future. Full of happiness, joy and peace. When they blessed with a beautiful child, their joy doubled.

But suddenly the destiny turned against her. One fine day she lost her beautiful husband. Now she had to earn her bread and to take care of her child. She wanted to give her child a new life. She was a unselfish and giving women. So, instead of getting married again, she devoted her time to take care of her child.

He was the only child of this widowed mother and the bread winner of her family. May be she was in the hope that when this child of her grow up, he would take care of her in her old age. She may be seeing a better future with her child and his family. She may be dreaming for a better life with her grand children. A happy old age life.

But the destiny turned against her once again. Now her dreams are shattered just like a glass house. What this mother would do without her only son? There is no meaning for her life now. She is now completely desperate and devastated. She did not know where to turn, but only to cry.

When Jesus looked at her, He could see beyond her face, a face of devastation and a face of desperation. She desperately needed her son back. Jesus know it when he looked at her. He could see the emptiness of her heart. Bible says in Luk 7:14-15, "Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother."

By presenting this young man to his mother, Jesus gave hope for a hopeless mother. What about you? Have you lost your hope today? The same Jesus is alive today. He is able to give you hope in your hopeless situation. He is ready to bring your hopes alive if you just look to Him.

You may be living with some shattered dreams.  Pick up that broken pieces of your dream and come to the feet of Jesus.  He will rebuild your dreams. 

You may be hopeless and your future looks bleak.  Don't be afraid.  Take courage! Come to the feet of Jesus.  He will turn your hopelessness to hopefulness. Turn the bleak future  to a bright future.  He will take hold of your hand and lead you to a new path.  A path, where there is joy and peace.

Jesus went through the loneliness and desperate situation when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane. He cried out and said "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful unto death." Jesus experienced this loneliness and desperate situation, so he can understand the people who go through the same situation. Yes, His life was poured out to redeem us from hopelessness and helplessness. He gave His precious life to redeem us from our sins and sufferings. But it was not the end of the story. He rose again defeating the power of death and destruction to give us hope for a better future.

My friend, you may be going through many problems today. You might have lost your hope but the resurrected Jesus can fill your heart with great hope. Just come to Him and accept Him in your life. There is a blessed hope in Jesus.

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      PROPHET OF GODDESS 5 years ago

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      Mitch Alan 6 years ago from South Jersey

      A beatiful reminder to us all...I have recently been in a place of sorrow and have been returning to a closer place with my Lord...I pray that my earthly relationship is renewed as my heavenly one has been...

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      Maraiya Storm 8 years ago from Prescott, Arizona

      This message should give people hope within their desperate situations and get them to call on Jesus for help. In their hopeless state, they either forget to call on Jesus, or they don't (or no longer) believe in Jesus. Perhaps they will come across this hub and be blessed by it.

      I think that short, explanatory hubs like this may be helpful to people who see reading the Bible as an overwhelming and lengthy task; and also, for those who are reading the Bible, hubs like these can help them to remember and correctly interpret Bible stories.

      It may not always be God's will to bring dead children back to life, but sometimes it is; and if we don't access Jesus' help and pray to God, then that resurrection of that child might never occur.

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      Joseph T 8 years ago

      The Christmas season is coming and is the season of Hope.Your story enlightened my day, I think The Holy Spirit used your writing to send the message of Hope to people who being in desperate situation like the widow mother in your story. Thank jacobkuttyta for your wonderful and touching message

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      It is always spiritually uplifting to be reminded of God's compassion and love through Jesus Christ, our Lord. What is more comforting than knowing that Jesus KNOWS our experiences of pain, hurt, devastation. loneliness and despair. In my personal experience, I have learned that weeping may endure for a night, but joy really does come in the morning. Even as we hurt, God is in the background working things out that will result in the good for those of us who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Thank you for this message. It is so timely as so many are struggling under the heavy weight of burdens.

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      Daniel Carter 8 years ago from Western US

      Thank you, my friend, for your optimism and spiritual center. I look forward to reading more!

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Helen

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      Helen Cater 8 years ago from UK

      Maybe you need some links to help you but they are good hubs.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Hi Linda, Thank you verymuch for your comment. May God bless you.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Helen Cater, Thanks for your comment and it is a pleasure to know that you are blessed with the hub

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      Linda's Hub Pages 8 years ago

      What a beautiful & true message.Yes,whatever our trouble,our sorrow,Jesus is our hope.Thank you so much for sharing your hubs with others.May God continue to bless you.Thanks for being a friend.

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      Helen Cater 8 years ago from UK

      very touching messgae sent straight from the heart.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      It is great to know that you blessed with the hub. Thanks for visiting

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      wonderful message thank yu so much