Scriptures Against Hopelessness


LangesMigrantMother-300-webThese scriptures on hopelessness will give you hope and will build your faith. Confess and meditate on them to win the fight against hopelessness.  The whole fight is about not losing Hope. Allow the hope of God to flow into you. Remember, there is a real Person (God) behind each and every one of these promises. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you.

Depression is the emotional result of hopelessness. Joy is the emotional result of hope. Peace is the emotional result of faith.

God’s hope encourages, motivates, and keeps you on the road to faith, peace, and victory. Hopelessness breeds and creates the ‘feeling‘ of depression. Fight it with the Word of God. And if you suffer from deep ongoing depression, PLEASE READ THIS – Helping Others Is God’s Prescription for Depression. Send me a comment, we love you  and we want to help you. You are important and you have value. You will get out of this hole.

Anyone who is among the living has hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3)

You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:5)

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)

Those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. (Psalm 37:9)

Why are you downcast, o my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)

In your name I will hope, for your name is good. (Psalm 52:9)

Find rest, o my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:5)

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. (Psalm 65:5)

For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. (Psalm 71:5)

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (Psalm 71:14)

I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:74)

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. (Psalm 119:116)

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

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. (Romans 15:13)

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. (2 Corinthians 3:12)

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:18-19)

There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called– one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ form the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)

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  1. Lindsay Pollina

    Sweet christen,I believe the Lord has put it in my heart to urge you to pick up His Holy Word. He has much to say to you, for Christ’s sake and your kids, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Jesus, love in Christ, Lindsay

  2. christen

    Hello I just wanted to say thank you Rachel for your words. It is true often times we get suck ed into things and not even know that we have. I have been taught by my pastor to stay away from tarot readings and to stay strong and pray. But I did one tarot reading and it almost felt like I couldn’t go on a day without doing it. I always feel so sad all the time and it’s hard trying to talk to someone who doesn’t quite understand why you feel the way you feel. I even got to the point that I can’t really even pray anymore because I’m always so stressed out and unhappy, there is a man I love so much but instead of conveying that to him I just do a lot of fussing now we have broken up and it’s like he was one of the few things in my life that kept me sane but I just kept pushing him away and now he doesn’t want to talk to me at all and it hurts. But my biggest hurt is the fact that I don’t know where and when I stopped trusting God and fell into this sadness that seems like I can’t get our of. I ran across this sight while searching for prayers just to lift me up out of this gloom and while reading your message I started to cry because I never wanna be outside of God’s love or make him feel I don’t love him but I just don’t know how to get back where I once was loving church, praying, singing, praising. It’s like I can’t do nothing but get up and when I can make myself laugh and play with my three kids that are my heart and the reason as bad and sad as I feel that I keep pushing on. But I am having a reflection on at least where to try to begin because or w in a lot of areas I’m lacking and I just wanna say thanks.

  3. Lindsay Pollina

    Beloved Francis, first I want to ask you to change your perception. As long as you allow yourself to speak and think the way you are presently, there is very little room for the Holy Spirit to work in you and around you. The Lord says to be Holy as He is Holy. I ask you to not allow yourself to submit to such weak thinking any longer. You are in complete control of your decisions and thoughts. The devil is truly a liar. All of his time is devoted to trying to make you doubt Jesus and all you are in Him. Jesus commands us to love everyone including our enemies as we ourself would desire to be loved, not to mention a sincere declaration to at all times love and respect your parents. Period. There is no gray area with the Lord. His Word is black and white and He means what He says. Either you love and believe Him, or you don’t. That is a decision that you must make today. Are you a lover and follower of Christ or aren’t you. He loves you more than you’ll ever know and wants to use you for His greater plan, but you must humble yourself and allow yourself to be usable. Today, I ask you for His sake, love and respect Him and all around you at all times. Try not to speak but just stay quiet and let His Spirit speak to you. Block out all thoughts and feelings of fear worry and darkness. Make a solid decision to trust Him as yoru truth and strength and no longer complain and grumble about the life He has put you in. He is with you and never leaves you, take advantage of this, the devil doesnt want you to know that this is the greatest blessing you’ll ever receive, a relationship with and promises of the Most High! You are so very loved and His promises are true! If you ever are to doubt His Majestic Presence, just take a look down at your own perfect body. Perfect parts that all work together to allow you to release waste, move around, have a clear mind and healthy body. The eyes, the ears, sense of smell, the blood flowing through little veins to keep you alive and hydrated. Or the whole amazing world of life before you..We are here for a lesson. So that the Lord’s true glory may be revealed by showing us what it is like to live when we choose a life of sin beginning in the garden of Eden over a pure and Holy life with Him. But He promises to those that love Him and call on Him to be saved that He Is Coming Back for us and to Be Ready! Never lose sight of this, waiting on the Lord, letting go of these minor worldly temptations and fears and holding on to our hope and strength in Him, I love you and am praying for you and your precious family. Please love them like it’s your last day with them and how Jesus is expecting you. God gives and takes away and we own nothing. For we will all account for every single word we speak to God Himself. Love and bless your father and wait on the Lord, clothed and ready for His coming, stay away from dark music ,visuals and places. Stay pure. Stay in the bible and meditate on it all through the day and night. His Word is our only connection to whom He is and how to find Him and how to live a pure and holy life in such a dark and wicked world. I tell you as a witness, in Him all things are possible! Read it every day as His bread from Heaven is more precious and vital to us than any food of this world. If you are willing, bow to Him when you pray. He is a Mighty King like none of this world and He loves you and will save you. Fight the good fight, all praise and glory to King Jesus! Iove in Christ, Lindsay

  4. Francis

    I’m 17 years old and I’m starting to test my faith at my young age. My Mom, who’s currently working as a public teacher, she’s the only one who supports me and my twin sister for almost 17 years now…Sorry for the word but, I fucking hate my fucking father. He’s the reason why we’re at this mess. We’re already in second semester in College and I’m currently taking BS Accountancy and my sister’s taking Marketing Management and the tuition fee was actually choking me, my sister, and specially my mom. I’m starting to lose hope for the fact that no one will ever help us. My mom probably loaned all possible loans she could ever acquire just to support us, and that’s why this time, we couldn’t pay for the remaining balance for out tuition fee. We couldn’t think of any ideas on how we’ll gonna get that money, and that’s why I’m starting to lose hope, I really love studying and my friends…but, every time I watch my mom suffer, It made me realize that I should probably stop studying…and let my sister finish first. Everyday, every second, my mind kept on telling me that there’s no way I’ll pass this problem…..and I think, because of my sins, God probably hates me that’s why he gave me this kind of problem…but…I also started to accept this problem, at this point, it made me realize that I can never run but I should face this head on….but sadly, no one inspires me to do so. Negative thinking always runs through my brains that’s why positive couldn’t enter, it blocks it….I’m sorry this took too long….I couldn’t even express my english well because I’m a Filipino…I hope you can help me.

  5. Lindsay Pollina

    Thank you Sister Rachel, the Word that you have so compassionately shared is a blessing, love in Christ

  6. Pat

    I found my way here because I can’t sleep. I’m 34 and just moved to a new state so my husband and I can finally live together. I’m looking for a new job and he’s working a low paying one. We have no children but want them. I’m getting so discouraged because it seems so hard to find a job, I apply for jobs everyday and seem to be getting nowhere. The only response I’ve gotten is a rejection.The biological clock is always on my mind. Additionally, I have a history of uterine fibroids and removed 2 earlier this year. The Dr advised to try to get pregnant ASAP but my husband refuses until our financial situation is more stable. I earn more than he does, or I would if I was working. It just feels like it will never happen for us. Everyone around me is getting pregnant it seems. God has brought me through some tough situations but my faith waivers. One day I believe all is possible and then there are days like today when I feel all is lost.

    1. Rachel Munoz

      Pay your tithing. Even on the little that you have. Give your faith to God and He will take care if you and bless you, especially when it seems impossible. He will make it possible.

      See Malachi 3:10. In the King James Version the phrase says that He will “open the windows of heaven.”

  7. Lindsay Pollina

    David, beloved, indeed our hearts cry to God for you and your wife. This is very classic of God. We all understand what this feels like, although in different measures, we feel the same blows. We must always remember that in the bible God says that He is the One that causes prosperity as well as calamity. As Jesus says no one has power over us that God Himself did not give them. Our Father knows just what to do to give us just what we need. Take lesson from the trials of Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Paul, and even Christ Himself, “if You will take this cup from Me, may Your Will be done.” We are created to experience these feelings. The Lord prepares us to take up our cross and follow Him in sacrifice, He has fairly warned us that this world will be full of tribulation, but to take heart, that the Father knows what we need and has great and mighty plans for us. We are the clay on the potter’s wheel. This world and everything in it, the Holy One created for His greater magnificent Glory, and in His goodness alone has promised to share it with us, whom He says that even the greatest of us are like filthy rags, but loves us all the same, even the unjust. I’m pleading with you to keep the broader perspective. Treasure in your hearts what you believe God Himself treasures. Put His Will first, and lay your life down for Jesus. I tell you, there Is a way out of your circumstance. Stay in complete trust, without a doubt, forgive your grudges as God has done for you and do your part as an active Christian, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all that will listen. Brother and sister, you can’t go wrong when paying full attention and trusting in the Lord. Remember that God is bigger than what your going through, as a matter of fact, He is testing you, which means He cares for you and wants to teach you strength and inner peace. Remember He is aware at all times. No wool could ever be pulled over His beautiful eyes, if you or I know it or think it, who are we to say we are keeping something from The Master and Creator of the universe. The devils a liar and the world is full of his followers. Jesus warns us to stay on watch and beware at all times and to be dressed and ready for His Glorious coming. Your strength is in the Lord, precious David and Mrs. Love in Christ, Lindsay

    1. David

      Lindsay, thank you for the encouragement, prayers and thoughts. Truly needed reminders of the larger perspective that is so easily lost when we are in the dark. Blessings to you.

  8. David

    I found my way here because I was seeking something, some source of encouragement, some hope, some light in a very dark place. To make a very long and arduous story more tolerable. I will abridge this story. Approximately five years ago my wife and I owned our own business. The recession was in full escalation and times had gotten hard. The business was failing and we tried everything to save it but to no avail. We lost the business completely. In addition, we were so financially strapped that we couldn’t survive in our daily life. We lost our home to foreclosure, our vehicles, everything. Through faith, prayers and the mercy and grace of a loving God we survived. We went through two years of living hand to mouth with a VERY minimal amount of income and a very sparse existence, but we survived than God! We were thankful just to have a place to sleep and food to eat, God was indeed good to us and kept us safe. Three years ago we had an opportunity for a new job for my wife. A good job, a job that would help us finally find a path back to a life a little more ordinary. For three years now we have worked hard, paid our bills, kept our hearts with God and with each other and been blessed beyond measure.

    Now, just a few days ago I got a certified letter that has once again turned our world upside down. A financial obligation from the old business that we thought had been resolved has reared its ugliness in a big way. We are now faced with potentially a very devastating situation. We are both just heartbroken, stressed, scared, hopeless and lost. More than anything we are just starting to ask “is there any end to this, is there any hope of ever having peace”? We both know and trust God and believe in his grace and power over things, but this is just taking our faith and beating it to pieces. Just when we thought life was finally about to find a bit ground and perhaps, just maybe, a little peace was in our path, now this. The fate of this situation is in stone yet and I am trying so hard to keep my faith that God will protect us and give us the strength to get through this. But, I must admit that we are both struggling, we are both so hurt, so lost and to be honest, a little hopeless that our lives are ever going to have any peace. I’m asking for your prayers in this. I know that God’s family is strong and His will is what we seek. I believe in His will and His power is limitless but our humanness is weak and fear is taking over again. We’ve lived through the darkest days anyone can imagine and we are so afraid those days may return and we’ll have to live there again. If that is His will then we will gladly go there but I just ask you all to pray for us that if that is His plan we can keep our faith, our hope, our love for each other and our will to live intact.

    Thanks for taking time to read this and for perhaps saying a little prayer for us.

    Be blessed.

  9. Adegboyega Olusegun Femi

    I am Nigerian person in his early 30s. Having possessed my first degree in Accounting coupled with being a Professional Accountant under The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, acquiring that life changing job for 5 years now has been a great problem. This has also affected my meeting up with responsibilties as a father at home. As at present, I am living below $1 per day which is frustrating. This life remains a mystery to me. I never knew it would be this difficult sailing through the issues attached to life after I graduated in 2008. One thing I believe is this, God exists and He knows everything.

  10. Lindsay Pollina

    Sweet and precious Lisa, you CAN have faith and hope through this and I am a witness to this because I myself have endured this and all the way until the ninth month with a swollen half brained scalpless anancephlic baby that my husband and I have prayed for for a very long time. But you know, Jesus has given me a reason to choose a different perspective. Our mindset is everything. There is such a bigger picture than what we see here. As a matter of fact, the bible says eternity in the Glorious Presence of the Father and Son is what real life is. There is where forever you will truly be able to experience life with this child. He or she is still very alive, even more so, and in Heaven they are still known to be your child. Losing sight of our purpose in this very small short lived evil filled world is the fastest way to lose ourself to the enemy, the father of all lies, the destroyer. And this is why self will is so important. We must make a conscience decision every single day to live the way Jesus lives and commands us to live as well. This is why reading the bible every day is so very important. We must remember every second whom our strength lies in, where to find truth in each situation and how to think and act. It is when we make this conscience decision to fellowship with Christ that hope mysteriously begins to fill our soul, this is the promise of God. Jesus tells us that the Father knows every hair on our head, He created us and He is All- Mighty. Hair falls out one by one and grows back randomly. In faith, this tells us the Father intimately knows and loves us inside and out with no bounds. Sadly people speak of faith but leave out the part where Jesus says “truly I tell you anything you ask in faith of the Father in My Name you shall receive” leaving out… “but I tell you in truth, you must forgive and release any grudges you are holding against anyone first, so that the Father in Heaven will forgive you as well and then give you what you ask for”. Beloved Lisa please, do not be bitter. Make the decision to trust that the Lord, your true Father, knows all and sees all ands loves you more than you can comprehend. He tells us in scripture that He even loves the wicked as He calls us to do (although not to dwell or agree with). But it also says whom He loves He corrects. The world does not function off of God’s ways and standards, but by Satan’s which are self indulgent and outside of God’s perfect and inerrant Will. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. But know that He is Good, and we must accept that out of His Will, feeding our own desires will kill us. When considered carefully, I truly wouldn’t even want a child outside of His Grace, Plan and Will. Please, trust in and live for Jesus, make this situation a foundation to witness to others suffering as I have, which has blessed me and everyone around me, rather than the opposite, all stemming from my mindset. So many people dramatically and emotionally found great hope and encouragement in Jesus by hearing words of hope and encouragement right from the hospital bed of a woman whom has just been dealt such a blow. Even the chaplain whom was there to encourage me! It is so satisfying and hope filling to be a vessel for God’s will. I tell you as He says in genesis chapter 5, if you would only do as your told, your countenance will lift, and your face will be bright and full of joy and hope! Oh what a good God we serve! I’m so proud to know Him and to have a relationship with the Master of the Universe who loves me more than anyone else ever can! Yes my mindset wants to change sometimes. But by faith I know God doesn’t want me to feel hopeless and tormented, and If I accept it He will fill me with Mighty Truth and Joy overflowing. This is truly the way God works and we can either take it or we can leave it. As He says if we search for Him with all of our heart, there we will find Him. Having a positive outlook will change your destiny. Lisa, take courage and read your bible all of the time, stay close to your Maker who loves you, you will see His gifts are secondary to The comfort and satisfaction of His love and tender Mercy. He promises to meet us where we are in life, He understands you. Surround yourself every second with Him and His Grace, bow to Him and glorify Him, trust Him and pray for His Will for everyone and everything. Do away with the desires and false doctrines of the world, set your eyes upon Jesus, I promise that He promises, He will never leave you nor forsake you. All else are lies, pain and deceit. Love in Christ sister, Lindsay

  11. Lisa

    Can someone tell me how to heal my empty heart and my unstable faith. I’m angry and sad that God gave me a baby and is now taking it back. I will never get to hold or kiss my baby I’ll never get to see it grow up why would he hurt me with this ? why do I have to sit here a feel this wonderful miracle die inside me? How am I supposed to have faith through this.? I feel so lost.

    1. Margaret

      I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I certainly do not have the answer as to why we must face the trials we do. This is a fallen world, and because of that, we do face illness, loss, and pain. God does not cause these things. When we cry out to Him in our anguish, He does hear us. We must draw near to Him at these times, and He will draw near to us. He can use all our trials for our good, even though we may not see it now. That’s where the faith and trust come in. Believe me, I am going through a painful trial now, too, and have found comfort in His Word. It is still not easy, but He promises to be with us as we go through it. There are many good devotional out there such as intouch by charles Stanley. You can find that online. If you don’t already have the Bible App, I highly recommend that you get it. There are many reading plans on it that have been helpful and comforting to me over the last few months when I sometimes felt the anguish to be unbearable. Find a good Christian counselor or pastor to speak with. God bless you as you reach out to Him for comfort.

  12. Margaret

    Dear Sad and Brown,
    God’s promises are for everyone, including you. We have all sinned, and that is why Jesus died on that cross. He paid ALL of our sin debt there. Yours, mine, and everyone who accepts His sacrifice. It’s a gift. You and I cannot earn it. It is the Devil who tries to make you believe you are not worthy. Those thoughts are all lies from the enemy. Ask God to protect you from the enemy by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the blood of Jesus. Just get down on your knees and ask Jesus into your heart. Ask God to forgive you of all your sins. Ask The Holy Spirit to come into your heart to guide you into right living. Then read The Word. Really read and think about it and meditate on it. Ask for strength to be a good wife and mother. Take one day at a time. Start each day with praise, prayer, and some quiet time with God. Bless you. Remember, God loves you so very much. You are precious to Him.

  13. Sad and Brown

    I have been married for 13 years and we have 3 kids. To make a long story short, 2 years I lost a great job due to substance abuse and it’s been downhill ever since. Nothing I try to do works out, I have no friends to talk to and I have no joy in life. Sometimes I don’t want to go to sleep because I can’t face another day. My husband is tired of paying most of the bills and I am too withdrawn to enjoy my kids. I can’t read the bible like I should because in my heart I feel as if those promises are for other people and not me. I have nothing to look forward to and actually envy people who pass away. I had an abortion shortly after I lost my job because i didn’t have access to birth control and I can’t even deal with that. I have emotionally detached myself from it but I think God is still punishing me for it. I feel useless and think maybe my family would be better off without me.

  14. Lindsay Pollina

    Precious Tonya, the devil is not winning anything. he functions off of lies, deceit and terror and is a master of smoke and mirrors. he doesn’t even have a mouth of his own to talk with, he has to prey on weak spirited people lacking in faith in the Almighty Power of God because he has no foundation of truth to stand on. Wherever there is weakness, he lurks. As for you sweet Tonya, the Lord is calling you through all of this. As we are free willed, the Lord has always used these tactics to draw us near. As a perfect Father, He is calling us to find shelter in the shadow of His Wings. I urge you to start making yourself a living sacrifice. As He says, Start by “making yourself holy as your Father in Heaven is Holy “. He is in the deepest depths of your being and expects you to have pure thoughts and pure actions. He says in Jeremiah “I test the mind and search the heart of man” which means He doesn’t only hear our thoughts but He influences them with Truth and is rooting for us to make proper decisions. He says He’s written the truth on our heart. Just as the devil whispers evil influences to us, allowed by our being turned over to certain death in the Garden, the truth of God whispers influence of truth and love. He promises He has always made a way out of sin. The world has numbed us to these biblical truths by teaching us this is called our “good conscience” when in actuality this is the Glorious Almighty Presence of our Lord and Master, trying to comfort us and guide us. He urges us in the bible to stay watch for temptation, that “sin lurks at the door” just as equally Jesus references to “the door” being the entrance to our soul, he says: ” I stand at the door constantly knocking, he that answers, I will come in and dine with him and he with Me. ” we must walk in truth every second, no exceptions, even the slightest disobedience is compared in the bible to the concept of cheating. This means giving up all evil, soul seducing worldly music, pertaining computer sound and imagery and television, including anything at all that is not a song created and intended to worship the Lord. Also as scripture says purifying your thoughts and words. Ridding of all feelings of lust and negativity, especially the release of any grudges being held over anyone, Jesus commands to love even our enemies. In scripture, the Lord takes holding grudges very seriously, as Jesus says: “truly, truly I tell you, anything you ask at all in My Name, it shall be given to you, BUT! I urge you, release any grudge that you may be holding against anyone, as the Father in Heaven has forgiven you, and then He will give you what you ask for”. Who knew! It was not until I read the truth for my own self that I finally started to understand the true ways of our God. I’ve come to learn that man is always going to be full of flaws and that the truly All – Mighty Father is completely perfect in every way. Please stay in the Word, I am a witness to the truth, when I finally changed my mindset and started trusting God with every little detail, I have ever since been made free. He says do away with all worry, start confidently and shamelessly visiting the sick and imprisoned or even hopeless neighbors or even family members or friends, tell all the lost of the Good News of Jesus! Start replacing your words with words of purity, truth, thanksgiving and glory to God, He is completely worthy and He is so faithful to set you free of your bondage and evil strongholds. Start counting you’re blessings and being grateful for every little thing, for your Savior has spared you from the eternal torment of hell fire and this is a certainty, read the Word every day and meditate on it, bow to Jesus your Savior at least every morning and evening as your Lord, oh how faithful and True He is. Let me remind you His blessing is of no merit of our own, simply glorifying Jesus as your Lord, Savior and Redeemer is all it takes to unlock the flood gates of His Truth, Comfort, Hope and warmth and in any and every circumstance. Give no credit to Satan, as he has no power or allowances that God does not give him on a regular basis, refer to the book of Job chapters 1 and 2. As the Creator, whom has made such beauty as we see in and around us each day, He knows just what He made you to need and is the only Restorer of strength and Hope! Just trust in Him! At all costs, trust in Him! And He will save you! Love in Christ, your sister, Lindsay

  15. Tonya

    I’m 43 years old married with a daughter, The devil has taken over and he’s winning. I’m feeling lonely, hopeless, sad. I cry all day and night and no one seems to care. I have no energy to fight. Everyday I feel like I’m loosing myself more and more.

  16. Annii

    I’m a 22 year old girl and I have just about finished my post graduation a few months back. Lately, I have been experiencing a great deal of hopelessness. I have no clue what to pursue next in my life as nothing seems to grasp my interest enough to carry on for a lifetime. My friends have relocated elsewhere and I have begun to lose interest in almost everything, including my hobbies. I have begun to question myself and I doubt if I am of any good. Everybody else seems to be better at the things I once thought I was good at. The world seems to be full of mediocre people like me. It is painful to know that I once thought I was special. Sometimes I wonder why God would even love me, I am not even a good Christian to begin with. I know young people problems like mine are very common, but I would really appreciate it if you prayed for God to give me some hope.. To once again begin to love and appreciate myself. Everything around me seems dull and hopeless… I need to find some meaning back in my life. Please help me!

    1. Post

      Annii – God does love and we love you. That is real. Somehow the Devil is keeping your heart and mind from realizing that fact. Relax and talk to God. Turn your cares over to Him and let Him have them. Let it go. Go through some of the articles on this site and read the ones that jump out at you. It may not be today or tomorrow but God will talk to you. It takes faith, so relax and expect it. The timing part is His part.

      You have hope. It is all around you. As the articles says, you just can’t see it now. As the hope goes so does your motivation. Look at these on hope. Rex

  17. Lindsay

    Sweet and precious Ruby,I would love to just hold you and hug you right now. What a woman to endure such things. Now Ruby, as your sister in Christ I must be honest with you. I ask you to examine this situation thoroughly with your daughter and grandkids. When she is verbally abusive, underneath all of the disrespect, ask yourself what is it that she is trying to say. I know from experience how tough sometimes it can be to decipher what the core problems that need tending are when someone’s frustration and pride are so loudly bringing confusion and burden to your soul. So I ask you to search a little deeper, what is it that she has been crying out to you about? If there was anything in the world that would make her happy, what do you think that would be, is It practical? And ask yourself, are her pleadings really unrealistic or is frustration or pride or even something else a factor perhaps? And if not, pray for her. She maybe struggling with some serious inner pain and not know how to tackle it and may need your prayer and God’s Grace in you. And may just be acting out as a cry for help for answers and comfort to her pain and hopelessness. Another thing Ruby, I hear you speak about a rosary and I need you to please understand something, the world is full of confusion and misconception and this is because of our flesh desire being influenced by the many dark works of the prince of Confusion that dwells in this world as described in Job 1 and 2. So I ask you to examine thoroughly what the Father wants for you by staying in the Word every single day. And to keep your thoughts and actions pure and holy as your Father in Heaven is Holy, always asking yourself “what would Jesus do?”. And to give Him alone All the glory, for every little thing, talk with Him constantly. HE Will bring you hope. Don’t conform to this world’s way of thinking. We are all tempted due to the promise of certain death with no exceptions, which is why we need a Savior. No where does God instruct to use a rosary. In fact He says “only the foolish think that they will be heard for their many repetitious words.” It is literally chanting which is heartless and faithless, He us you’re Father and you ate His child through the gift of Christ, talk to Him. He’s more real than I am to you. And in regard to Mary, yes she is blessed, but not sinless and worthy nor mighty enough to hear or influence the outcome of prayer, your King alone hears your every word and emotion. And is clear not to call on or worship another. God used His creation Mary to simply fulfill scripture and His grand plan of Mercy that the Messiah would come as flesh to save many flesh by breaking it’s bondage with His perfect examples of sinlessness and forgiveness and showing us what the Father intends and desires for us. And He wants to use you too! He says bring forth fruit, what does that mean? Not for our glory, but His. The best thing you can do is to make yourself a living sacrifice and go to all the world preaching the gospel and telling the truth. Starting in your home and with your neighbors! I know when not in the right Christ like mindset how we can allow people that like the names of honor and special greetings to intimidate us into being misled and deserting the will of God for the will of man and Satan. These are only but shadows, shadows of death. God says call no one in place of Him father and profess you’re sins to the only mediator to God Himself, the Son, Christ Jesus. Oh sweet and beloved Ruby there is so much to say. It would be so great to speak with you on a more personal level. I even wish I lived near you. The Lord has so much to say to you sis. I most assuredly love you in the One Body and Flesh of Christ and I will be praying for you. Stay true to the only one that’s oh so worthy! Love Lindsay Pollina
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  18. Ruby

    I came across this site searching for some prayers I could say to Jesus to help me with the sadness, helplessness. hopeless, fear, isolation,
    and the sorrow I feel in my soul that is overwhelming. I’m a retired woman who is spending my so called twilight years alone in a miserable
    situation that there is no way out. I had 3 beautiful children and was married and divorced from their father. We stayed in contact until
    he passed away last year. I’m going to express my story, and disguise situations so no one will recognize it’s me if they come to this site, but every single word is the truth.
    My son and daughter died, 1 in his thirties and 1 in her forties. My son died from an illness and daughter was murdered. My son had a mental
    illness, and lived with me his whole life. He was childlike, but smart, loving, generous and so good. I mean as good as you can get. My daughter had an addiction from a very young age. What a horrific way for her to die. I see blood everywhere. And then my
    last living child has estranged herself from me. I have done everything to make amends to no avail. This started a few years ago with
    her being verbally abusive, ignoring me for long periods of time, like right now. But this time, I need to walk away because being so
    disrespectful and mean spirited I can no longer tolerate. She was my hero and then a few years ago turned on me. Don’t know why.
    She has given me beautiful grandchildren who are also out of my life now. I love them with all my heart and soul.
    So now at 70yrs. old I am alone. I’ve always prayed and asked Jesus to give me strength and help me and my children. But He (Jesus)
    had other plans for us. I don’t have any best friends and lost touch with the rest. Everyone is too busy and have their own lives to
    live, including relatives who are few.
    I have no support system and no one to call in case of an emergency, but I trust and have faith because I feel the Lord is always with me.
    I’m looking out the window with tears streaming down my face seeing this beautiful summer weather and the flowers, and the birds singing and thanking God for the beautiful world he created for all of us. I’m too depressed to even go for a walk, so I stay inside and
    say the rosary and ask for strength because I can feel myself going down hill. I’m bitter that my children died before me, and wonder
    why I’m still here.
    God Bless everyone who wrote here and I know we will not be forgotten.

  19. Lindsay

    Sister Rosanne, seek the kingdom of God first and all else shall be added unto you. What did Jesus do? Instead of seeking love and satisfaction from others, He agreed to make it His mission in life to spread and teach love to all others, even and especially those that hate and persecute us. If it is God’s will for you to be with someone in this world that is no more than a wisp of smoke, that person well be sent when you least suspect it. God is preparing you for His eternal kingdom. The bible backs this up in completion. I ask you to replace your frustration and pain with sounds and thoughts of glory and praise, just because Jesus is worthy. “You shall surely die”means we should have been cast straight to hell forever with no promise of return for our wickedness, but our Father, being slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness had a plan to send a Savior for His Beloved children. With a perfect gift of flesh uniting in marriage of church and Christ which is the ONLY reason we are spared from eternal torment. Not only spared, but promised peace and rest in the glory of the Father Forever! And of no merit of our own! Oh the sweet hope of Jesus! Sweet Rosanne, I assure you, everyone’s having a tough time, and this is the will of the Father. He says “Don’t conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. He wants to correct us here by allowing us to feel and experience what surely dying really feels like and the importance of turning from and deserting sin or being ripped from His presence but not in Spirit. The Lord tells us that “hope is in the living”. He says “I know the plans I have for you, plans of hope and a future”. He’s a Truly Good God, and He’s worthy of the praise that He created us to give Him. Please sister just stay in the Word and keep giving glory. He will be back before you know it, for Jesus urged us that “the Kingdom of Heaven is near”. For He does not want us living in the lie and shadow of fear and hopelessness. Refer to Genesis 4:6,7. Love in Christ sis, Lindsay

  20. Alex

    Hi Roxane,
    you shouldn’t loose hope in Christ. rather, you should emulate him. When he did right, he did not expect anything in return. your story is inspiring, ur selflessness is humbling, God in all his graciousness shall not forget you. I am not very good with the scriptures, I wish you where my friend and you could teach me. I wish there is a way to share contacts with you.

  21. Rosanne

    I came back to God when I was 38 years old and turned my life over to Him to change and complete. I had hoped He would give me a better life, but there is nothing but devastation around me, and I have become hopeless in feeling that God doesn’t really love me and doesn’t have a better life for me, since I am now 68 and feel my life is over. I have no mate, no friends, no job, no money, haven’t seen my daughters in over 2 years even though they only live an hour away from me. I have no gas to go anywhere or do anything, no gas to get to church, don’t feel like going anymore anyway. I have absolutely not one friend, except for a lady who is in prison in South Dakota who I became friends with through a prison ministry. Even though I have searched for a mate on Christian websites and at church, God has kept me completely and totally ALONE for the past 30 years, with no friends and no mate whatsoever. He keeps me completely and totally ALONE, with no love from anyone. I am devastated. I have obeyed God in everything He’s asked me to do, I have evangelized and witnessed and prophesied to countless individuals. I do not understand why God would not give me some sort of joy in life, even though I have worked tirelessly for Him and studied the Bible for countless hours. I have lived a pure life for the past 30 years, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t go places where God isn’t there, yet I am still living in this devastation. I don’t understand at all what God wants from me before He will give me some kind of joy in my life. I just don’t understand. Thank you for listening, Rosanne Mayo

  22. Lindsay

    beloved Lisa, the Lord says and promises in His Holy Scripture that He never places anything more on us than we can handle. He also promises that He consistently searches the hearts and test the minds of all man. He has created you and he knows what you are capable of, just talk to him like he’s a person listening right next to you because He’s even grander than that. He says only the foolish think that they are heard for their many repetitious words, & I am saying this to you because to feel hopeless there must be feelings of desertion and separation and I urge you that this is not the case! the Father is so very near and dear to you and He is rooting for you, He has given you all the proper tools and preparations in His Word, now what comes into play is what you have picked up and how you utilize it. Faith is the number one key here, maybe try going out and doing something nice for someone, don’t let the world intimidate you, Jesus has forewarned us to beware of this. He says to “beware and stay on guard, the enemy lurks as a lion seeking to devour.” try reading your Bible more, if you have problems understanding it make sure you have a NIV or something that is your common language, the truth has not been changed, for each verse has been marked so don’t worry about that, in addition listening to the words of Jesus Himself are always so very soothing and comforting just randomly open in Matthew Mark Luke or John and let your Redeemer and Lord speak to your heart, in any way I can be a friend to you or talk further please don’t hesitate to email me, I assure you there is hope in the Lord and He loves you still no matter what you have done or what you think or what you lack to see.I love you sis and Jesus loves you, the Father Himself loves you, He is Almighty, not half, and we are only hurting ourselves to think that He is not very close to us and not only knows our thoughts but knows them before they come, and tests us with them. please keep pressing on, for God says hope is in the living, you are so blessed and don’t even know it, His mercy and Love it takes for the complete washing of your sins is enough to live a life full of humility and thanksgiving. Just the fact that He has blessed you with His sunlight and fresh breeze and a body at least healthy enough to function, allow Jesus to be your friend look to Him and His truth don’t look as the world looks but look in your soul, Your “inner truth” (voice of the Holy Spirit),the same answers you give yourself with the concept of “what would Jesus do” is His own response, as He says He is the Truth the Way and the Life and He says He is the Word made flesh and He says the truth is eternal and never dies, count your blessings my sweet sister and wait upon the Lord, for He is coming very very soon, all praise,glory and honor Be+!

  23. Felicia Wesley

    I agree with you and I’m in the same situation. I feel as if I’m invisible to God. I feel as if He doesn’t see me obeying his commandments. I really wish I could die now or disappear from this earth.

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      Felicia – Oh, I am going to pray for you because that is so not true. That it a lie because the opposite is what is true. Stop listening to that and believing it. He sees you doing His will. The Devil is a liar. Do not listen to him. We love you. Rex

  24. Caz

    I was literally browsing Google on prayers for depression and came across this site.
    I’ve always been a bit low spirited since I was a child & I remember being constantly called a moody emotional child. I am now married with three beautiful children and have battled bouts of depression especially after having them all (PND I thought) but for the past couple of months I have felt mentally unwell and so low, I’ve never had a feeling like it, my marriage is over and my husband never supported me like he could/should of done and that damaged us so it’s pretty much the reason we aren’t together. He’s not a christian but I am. I try to pray to god and I make sure I do every night over me and my children but, now a days I don’t even have the energy to even pray anymore. I cry when their in bed and I want to cry when I wake up in the morning. I have an awful pressure inside my head because I’m so stressed out with everything around me. I just don’t know what to do anymore!
    Sorry for the rant

  25. Lisa Calhoon

    Feeling pretty hopeless. Don’t really care at this point what happens. Satan is in full attack mode and winning. I can’t fight anymore. I’m too tired and beat down. Yes I have countless blessings from God but it’s hard to keep them in perspective when you don’t have the energy to fight anymore. I’d rather die than do this another day. And God knows my heart means that. I’m exhausted and I give up.

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      Lisa – Please don’t say that or do that. I know how you feel. I have been there. Hopelessness is a blindness to the hope around you, and it will drain your strength and motivation. We will pray for you to have enough vision of the hope of God’s involvement that you will have the strength and will to fight on.

      Spend time with God to get something little thing from God and do it. Do something small, but DO IT. Take a little step. Open the drapes to Heaven and let a little of its Sonshine in.

      Just don’t do the same thing you have been doing in the past. Read this article – Making Miracles Happen in Your Life, and do it. We all will pray for you.

  26. StarAsia

    Im in the same boat ive been praying and asking god to forgive me an see me thru i have no car nor job i have a six year old son thats currently staying with his father thanks to yah(GoD) but it seems like everyday that i wake up i lose more and more hope please pray for me. GOD BLESS YOU
    prayer for finances hope it helps
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