The antidote to hopelessness
Posted: Friday, November 18
Verse of the day:
Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?” “O Sovereign Lord,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.” (Ezekiel 37:3)
We have been experiencing an epidemic of hopelessness in our marriages, families, and cities. According to Psychology Today, “people are increasingly taking their own lives or living with reckless disregard for their health and safety.
You can agree with their assessment because in more than one occasion you’ve struggled with feelings of hopelessness. In fact, you may be feeling hopeless right now. If so, I have good news for you. God has the antidote to hopelessness.
In Ezekiel 37, God shared with the prophet the antidote to hopelessness. God gave Ezekiel a vision of a valley full of dry bones. There God asked “Can these bones come back to life?” If Ezekiel had answered based on what he could see, he would’ve answered “no.” Dry bones cannot come back to life.
God asked Ezekiel this question in order to get him thinking. God loves it when we think! God’s question led the prophet to analyze his current predicament in the light of God’s power. Then, Ezekiel was challenged to speak the words of God to the bones. When he did, the impossible happened! There was life! There was hope!
You see, the Word of God is the antidote to hopelessness because it reminds us that there is nothing impossible for God. Regardless of the state of your marriage, family, finances, or business God can bring them back to life. There is hope! Speak the Word of God to your hopeless circumstances and watch God work.