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No Hope?

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But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Although it’s normal to feel sad or experience “the blues” in response to certain life events such as the death of a loved one, clinical depression is a medical condition that persists for weeks, months or even years and is not a normal reaction to life events.

I know that even Christians get depressed, even though I wonder why. The dictionary says that depressions is “a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.”

Depression can mean the person finds no hope in their situation. But for the believer there is always hope. Paul says we should sorrow not as those who have no hope. Unbelievers have no hope for the future. They don’t know the Savior. They don’t see that Jesus paid for their hope through His death on the cross.

Hope is seeing things as they could be. Faith is believing that they will be. A true believer always has hope. Things—situations—are only temporary. With God, all things are possible—even in the impossible situation you think you are in.

If you are stuck in a sorrow pit, then you need to look up and see the salvation of the Lord. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God.” (Psalms 42:5)

The devil uses situations to take your hope away. If you look to the problem, you will get depressed. If you look to God, you will have hope. “And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD…” (Jeremiah 31:17)

Depression is for those who have no hope. Do you have hope?