By Ken Toczyski
One of the people in the news recently has been Hope Hicks. Hope Hicks is a former White House Communications Director. She has been in the employment of President Trump since August of 2014. After her recent resignation, one could say that the President is “without Hope”. ( LOL )
That kind of an expression can be funny in that setting, but it is a sad reality for many people throughout the country. Some individuals and families woke up today facing a financial burden that they do not know how to get out of. Others felt the sting of betrayal in some form, maybe from a friend or employer that they have trusted and even sacrificed for. There are family issues and health issues that they can’t let go of. And of course, all of these things can even combine together to make the load overwhelming.
You may have heard of how in the past we had a simpler time, and there may be a longing to go back to “the good old days.” But a quick study shows that these types of things have always been around.
But there is Hope, and it is real. That hope is available to every person. It is a hope found in God. That is not a Christian Cliché’, it is a statement of fact. Christ acknowledged that in this world we would have troubles, be he also said “take Heart” because He has overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Overcoming was seen throughout Christ’s Gospel ministry. We saw samples when He overcame hunger by feeding the 5,000; He overcame sickness with many episodes of healing; Christ overcame confusion by presenting Good News that even a child could understand; and He overcame death on that first Easter Morning as the Angel proclaimed “He is not here, He is Risen.”
The burdens you carry are real and important. They are handled best when you trust our very real God to take you by the hand, and say with King David of old :
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.” – Psalm 62:5