An Acronym for HOPE

I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God. -Psalm 27:13-14 MSG

Are you aware that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Many people struggle with entangling thoughts of ending their lives. A haunting memory from the past, a prolonged illness in the body, or being ensnared in a toxic relationship are just a few reasons why people lose hope in seeing the light at the end of the dark tunnel they feel trapped in.

If you have been struggling with such thoughts and are about to give up on life, don’t quit! Believe that you will see the goodness of God in your life! May this “HOPE” acronym be of help to you or a loved one who is struggling:

H = Healing (seek it) No matter what you are going through healing is at hand so long as you do not quit!
O = Open up and allow others to help you. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
P = Pain…ask God to take your pain and turn it into passion and purpose for living.
E = Every storm of life can have a bright ending! Once healed you can be an encourager to others going through a similar situation.

May today be a turning point toward hope, healing and victory over any circumstance you or a loved one might be facing.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” ~ Romans 15:13

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that God’s peace would blanket you this day and that the Lord would give you the courage to step out and ask for help.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to pull down all negative thoughts and renew your thinking with healthy, wholesome thoughts that will allow you to experience brighter days.

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