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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

Hope for Tomorrow, Strength for Today



A small town was chosen as the site for a new hydroelectric plant. The plan was to build a dam across a nearby river, which would eventually flood the town. When the project was announced, the residents were given ample time to take care of their affairs and relocate. But during those months, something curious happened. Home improvements stopped, neighborhood upkeep was neglected, and infrastructure repairs came to a halt. The city started to look and feel abandoned long before the people moved out and the waters came. One resident put it perfectly: "When there is no hope for the future, there is no power in the present."


That’s a life lesson worth remembering: Hope for tomorrow produces strength for today. Just like the people in that small town stopped working on their homes because they had no hope for the future, we too can lose our drive if we lose hope. But when we believe that good things are coming, we'll be motivated to keep working, keep improving, and keep moving forward.


In Romans 15:13, Saint Paul prays for us, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Our hope is not based on our circumstances but on God's character and promises.


Hope grows on the foundation of peace and happiness that the Holy Spirit nurtures. This isn’t just a desire or an optimistic outlook; it’s a profound trust in God, a faith that He deeply cares for us and loves us with a fatherly love. Hope is our trusting expectation that God’s promises and plans will come true.


So, no matter what you're facing, no matter how daunting the future may seem, hold onto hope. Trust in God's promises, focus on the good, and keep moving forward. God has great plans for you, and with hope in your heart, you'll have the strength to see them through. Trust in the God of hope, and He will fill you with hope, joy, and peace.

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spring condoyan
spring condoyan
Jun 07

Thank you for giving me power for the present through this beautiful and inspiring message of hope!

Spring Condoyan

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