To the world, helplessness equates to hopelessness. But in Christ, helplessness opens the door to hopefulness.
As we grow deeper in our appreciation for the overwhelming greatness of God and our own overwhelming weakness, we begin to recognize that our only hope for a meaningful life is in resting in Him completely.
Two facts about God create hope as we surrender control of our own plans, dreams, and ambitions to Him:
1) We see that as the creator and sustainer of all things, God has all of the power and knowledge and ability and opportunity necessary to sustain us. He lacks nothing. We can trust Him to know what’s best for us even when the path before us is a painful one. We think we know what’s best, but He does know what’s best.
2) He loves us. Nothing we do will ever increase or decrease His love for us. He has demonstrated that love in the most astounding way possible through the sacrifice of His Son. While He will not compromise His standard of holiness, He has demonstrated the great lengths to which He will go to restore you into the relationship He desires to have with you.
When we rest in Him, our hopefulness is driven by our trust in Him, not by our present circumstances.
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.” (Psalm 62:5 ESV)