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  • Writer's picturePastor Mike

April 19 2021

Joy, Peace and Hope and a Life Full of Meaning

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

I know I’ve said it before, but let me repeat it again; “Where there is no God, there is no hope.” When people lose their hope they have no purpose or reason for living. They end up living meaningless lives. The Bible calls it “vain” living, which means it is empty, there is nothing there.

If you ask me what has happen to America and why there is so much division and chaos and even anarchy today, my response is that as we have taught several generations of young people that there is no God that they are accountable to, and have substituted the religion of humanism in its place, it is no wonder that now, like in the last verse in the Book of Judges in the Bible, it says, “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)

The religion of humanism has become the official religion of America today. It basically says that “man and science has all the answers to all our problems” and that you are your own god and you can decide what is right and wrong based on what you think is best for you. This is the first lie that Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Now, the real tragedy is, not that the unbelievers are claiming there is no God, but that those who call themselves believers are living like there is no God. Sadly most Christians in America today are “practicing” atheist.

The only solution for any culture or society that has forgotten the God of the Bible, is to repent and remember God. James tells us what to do in James 4:8-10 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”

There is only one way to cleanse our hands and hearts of our sins and that is through the precious blood of Jesus Christ! And my friend, there is where you will find the “God of hope who will fill you with all joy and peace when you believe!”

Trust in Jesus today and you will find life full of purpose and meaning and your soul will truly be satisfied!

God bless!

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