Renewed Hope


Renewed hope in a jar.

What a great idea- wouldn’t you like to have it on your bedside table to apply every night or on your counter to put on every morning?

I would.

Then, no matter how the days run together and the to-do list gets long (and undone), I could simply put on some hope. It could absorb into my skin and the amazing energy that hope brings would recharge my spirit.

Hope in a jar.

Alas, the product is simply moisturizer for the skin.

I need hope for the soul.

I was searching the Word and came to one of my favorite verses, Isaiah 40:27-31. I know it best in NIV but wanted to see what how Message Version put it:

“Haven’t you been listening?

GOD doesn’t come and go. God lasts.

He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.

He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.

And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.

For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.

But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength.

They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭27-31‬ MSG)

Fresh strength– yes, please.

You can’t actually get renewed hope from a jar but you can get it from God Himself.

Next time you feel like you can’t find hope don’t reach for a jar- reach for God.

He has exactly what you need.

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