Helpless or Hopeful

By: Susan Bea Good

“My faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”

The world will demand that we “trust” in their “sweetest frame”…the “less”…which I reject.

There is often strong animosity between psychological professionals and those who claim God’s Word to be sufficient for all areas of life-guidance.

Years ago a new friend died in a violent manner, after which her body spent months decomposing under landscaping and snow drifts. She struggled with life and did not find enough hope to continue living. I met her in the last weeks, while she was recovering in intensive care for a recent overdose. She said that she could not continue under the psychology-based path she had been on for years. I reminded her of the simple promise that God’s Word provides, that He will never leave His child alone. In reality, she was never alone or hopeless…but she didn’t believe that before it was too late.  No hope kills!

When it comes to the “battle” between God and the world, God wins!…but the world does not give up easily. The Creator’s wisdom is ridiculed and rejected as “too simple!”

I’ve fought this battle since my 12 year old attempted suicide. The rubber met the road that week. Were God’s promises enough or would the psychologists take away all hope?

God’s hope heals…and it’s never too late to live that!

“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.” (Romans 15:13/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.




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