While I Breathe, I Hope

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. Heb 10:23 NIV

My home state of South Carolina carries this inscription on the state seal: Dum spiro spero. In Latin, this phrase means "While I breathe, I hope". This is a profound statement because where there is hope, there is life and where there is no hope, there is no life. That is the goal of Refreshing Hope Ministries, to refresh your hope each day.

Hope is incredibly powerful at driving away doubt, fear, darkness, and discouragement. Despair is the complete loss or absence of hope. Most of us know what despair sounds like because we listen to it all day in our minds, trying to beat us down, trying to get us to give up our hope, to discourage us and get us to stop.

Hope is like the sunlight that chases away the darkness. Hope says, "This will turn out well for me. Something good is coming my way. I will beat this, I will be healed. They will be OK. This is not the end. I will be a better person! God has got a plan for me and I am going to see this through. I will overcome and my breakthrough is coming soon! This enemy is going down!"

Do not give up your hope in the goodness of God during the dark times. It is all that you have left. God is going to do the things that He has promised you. He is completely faithful and has nothing but the best intentions for you. Even when this life is over, it is not the end. It will be the beginning of really living. The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me (Hebrews 13:6)? While you breathe, hope. Read more at: www.refreshinghope.org