God does His greatest work when it seems like all hope is lost. In a hopeless place, no human effort can accomplish the impossible.
When a child seems so lost that a parent finally gives up all hope of a joyful reunion or when a financial situation has so collapsed that it seems beyond repair and restoration, God can intervene and perform the impossible. When a culture is approaching the brink of social disaster due to unhealthy leadership or when a church appears lifeless and unresponsive to the will of God, the Spirit can arrive to reveal the heart of Heaven. These impossible appearing situations are where a miraculous turnaround can occur. God does all of this because He is merciful.
When we feel like all hope is gone are the times when we sadly realize we did not have true biblical hope. It was a misplaced fabrication based on a conditional understanding or a demand placed upon God that He yield to our preference and timing. When God does come and demonstrates His love and power, then we will understand where our hope should have been placed all along. It is never too late to realign our hope with God’s faithfulness no matter how dark and desperate a situation might appear. Only a life without hope is hopeless.
“So, let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16).