THE POWER OF HOPE

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Brenda Pike
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THE POWER OF HOPE

Post by Brenda Pike » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:57 pm

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"According to your faith will it be done to you."1

"A few years ago John Hopkins University did an experiment with mice. The mice in the first group were held tightly in the experimenters' hands so that they could not move. The mice struggled but were immobilized without being injured. Then after a set period of time, they were placed in a tub of water. They immediately sank, having learned that fighting was hopeless.

"The mice in a second group were held in the lab technicians' hands less tightly. The creatures were given some hope of escaping the grip of the lab technician but without being actually free. After the same length of time, they were also dropped into a tub of water. These mice immediately swam to safety."2

Life for all of us is filled with struggles and challenges. If, when faced with seemingly overwhelming challenges, we believe that we are unable to cope and thus without hope—we will be overcome. If, on the other hand, when faced with the same challenges, we believe that with endurance, stick-ability, and God's help—and thus have hope—we will overcome.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that when I put my trust in you, no matter what curves life might throw at me, I have hope. And that, with your help, I will overcome and, as a result, be a better, healthier, wiser, and stronger person. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Matthew 9:29 (NIV).


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Re: THE POWER OF HOPE

Post by Janice Kennedy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:32 pm

A powerful article, Brenda. Thank you so much for sharing it. Hope itself is so powerful.
It keeps us going when nothing else does.

Love and Hugs, Jan ))(( )))(((
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Re: THE POWER OF HOPE

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DEAR JAN, TODAY IN KY. IS A VERY DARK GLOOMY DAY. HOPE, FAITH AND TRUST IN OUR LORD IS ALL WE CAN COUNT ON NOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT. GLYASDI. LOVE BRENDA

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Re: THE POWER OF HOPE

Post by Hope » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:21 am

Brenda,
Thank you for sharing this message with Hope we have so much to look foward to with God leading the way.

God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: THE POWER OF HOPE

Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:58 pm

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AMEN EVA, I KNOW HE HAS HIS PLAN FOR ALL OF US AND OUR NATION. GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE BRENDA

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