This Month’s Theme:
A Hope That’s Eternal

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:29-31

Artist’s Reflection

Oftentimes, we find ourselves running on empty before the day has started. What do we do when we struggle to find our hope and strength in God in our everyday lives? 

Thankfully, God understands what we’re going through. He asks us to take everything to Him, trusting that He is Godthe Creator of all things. Trusting in God gives us His perspective when we feel overwhelmed. He not only promises to give us strength, but new strength that rises above our fears and enables us to thrive in our circumstances.

And as we place our trust in God, He promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and even more than that, He has already triumphed over death. So, we know that no matter what comes our way, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and can rely on His strength. 

Let us fix our eyes on Himour eternal and living hope.

— Katharine Watson

Join in the Conversation

The year is drawing to an end, and by now, most of us are probably feeling like we’ve had just about enough of what 2020 has thrown at us. Our bedraggled emotions have us feeling tired, hopeless, and just plain burnt out and “over it”. We want this year to be over, pronto. 

If that sounds like you, why not take refuge in Isaiah 40:29-31, which tells us that those who hope in Him will find renewed strength, and will “soar on wings like eagles”? Let’s lay our burdens and weariness at His feet, and let our Almighty God lift us up from our feelings of hopelessness, so we can soar above our present circumstances and into the hope of our eternal God. 

This month, we’re looking at A Hope That’s Eternal. Come discover along with us what it’s like to live a life with God as our source of hope.  

Got a story to share on what hope looks like to you? How knowledge of this eternal hope has helped you persevere through your trials? Or the comfort in knowing there’s a hope that’s so firm and so secure in God? We’d love to hear from you!

Here are some subthemes to get you started:

  • Growing in everyday faithfulness
  • Hope for the weary
  • Hope for broken relationships
  • Hope for our careers

Topics to Explore

Growing in everyday faithfulness: Dissatisfaction, discouragement, trusting God in the waiting, leaning on God’s strength, staying faithful in the mundane moments, restlessness, aimlessness, anxiety, uncertainty

Hope for the weary: Disillusionment, weariness, crushed dreams, ruined plans, feeling “stuck”, reigniting joy, motivation and purpose

Hope for broken relationships: Dysfunctional families, break-ups, betrayal, broken friendships, stories of redemption, trust, singleness, conflict resolution, forgiveness

Hope for our careers: Feeling stuck at work, disillusionment, dealing with toxic workplaces, cultivating relationship with co-workers, being a light in the workplace, vocation, faithfulness, job-hunting