THERE IS NO HOPELESSNESS WITH GOD
Hopelessness is experienced when a person’s calculations go wrong and he or she is driven to the wall. A traveler once strayed into a dark forest when his return was delayed. Without any light to guide him he tripped against a stone and slid along a steep slope. Realizing that he was falling headlong somewhere into a pit he became hopeless. He fell upon with both hands. He shouted for help “some friend around here, please rescue me, I am in danger”. A voce for the forest came, “you let go your hold, you let go your hold upon the tree”. He feared that measureless deep in the dark he kept on hanging. When it dawned he found that the ground was just two feet below his feet. Is it not true that we lose our sense of security and become hopeless because we assume that there is help outside ourselves. But we hardly realize that God steps in to rescue us just at the time, if only we trust that He is able to rescue us. He never wants to let His children to be hopeless. Imagine the tribulation of the women who suffered issue of blood for 12 years, when she had spent all the money on doctor’s fees and medicine, when she was rejected by the society because of her “incurable” decease and when she had none to claim kingship. But then she had heard of Jesus and trusted He would heal her. She was afraid of meeting Him but she managed to touch the hedge of His garment. She was healed. Jesus gave her a supreme identity as a “daughter” of God, healed her and restored her to self-dignity.
AND HE SAID TO HER, “DAUGHER, YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL. GO IN PEACE, AND BE HEALED OF YOR AFFLICTION” – MARK 5:34.
We have no reason to feel hopeless in any circumstances when we trust that Jesus is by our side, a ready God to uphold us in all our human hopelessness.
Dr. Johanan Christian Prasana
Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Convener, Value Education, MCC