Sunday, August 4, 2019

The End of Your Rope is the Beginning of Hope

Do you live where never is heard an encouraging word and the skies are cloudy all day? And no one appreciates you, right? I hear ya. Sometimes you must get to the end of your rope to experience God in a new way.

During the 1930s, dozens of men were holding ropes to a dirigible (an airship similar to a blimp) to keep it from floating away. Suddenly a gust of wind caught one end of the dirigible, lifting it high off the ground. Some men immediately let go of their ropes and fell safely to the ground. But one man kept clinging to the rope as the nose of the dirigible arose to greater heights. He continued to dangle high in the air for forty-five minutes until he was rescued. Reporters later asked him how he was able to hold on to the rope for so long. “I didn’t hold on to the rope,” he replied. “I just tied it around my waist and the rope held on to me.”

Has discouragement drained every ounce of energy out of your heart? Does the end of your rope mean the end of your hope? Nope. Psalms 42:5 says, "Why are you in despair O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God." 

The end of your rope is the beginning of hope. It’s the place where you stop trusting in you and start trusting in God. The end of your rope is where you discover that God’s mercy and grace to hold you up. Instead of letting go of your rope, let the rope hold you up. Put your hope in God. 

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