Searching For Hope

I recently did some research and found out that the word “hope” was googled 1.7 million times in June of 2015. Please, let that sink in for a moment. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of the also 7.1 million searches for the word “depression” that were done the same month. The reality is, people are in need to help. People are in need of hope. People are in need of a purpose.

The Search Results

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We live in a world that is constantly telling us to keep our brokenness to ourselves, when in fact this is just making things worse. We must understand that true hope can only be found in God, and that apart from him we’ll find ourselves swimming in a sea of disappointments.

-People will let you down.

-The world will let you down.

-Money will let you down. 

-You will let yourself down. 

Trust God

Let God be the director of your life. He’s the host of hope.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”—1 Peter 1:3

If you’re searching for hope, God is your answer. Trust him.

—Jarrid Wilson

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

2 comments on “Searching For Hope”

  1. I wondered what triggered the to search for hope and I dare say, an answer for depression. For hundreds of people employed by Gap, the announcement that 175 of its stores will close down must have sunk their hopes. Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, and I won’t comment on politics, but I know many reacted one way and/or the other way. But I think June 2015 will be remembered by many in the US, especially in Charleston, South Carolina. A mass shooting by a young man with demonic opinions, attached to feelings, at the historic EAME Church. Following a horrific event, not just in Charleston, but around the world, I could see thousands of fingers on keyboards typing out the words, searching to understand how to hold on to hope in the midst of hate, how to help someone sinking in depression…I am certain, the search for hope, however done, leads to Christ. I hope the search was not in vain.

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