Should we ever give up hope?

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By Hope
@1hopefulman (45123)
Canada
September 19, 2018 10:12am CST
Life can become very difficult at times. A disaster may come up suddenly on us. We might not see any way out of a bad situation. There may be no light in sight. Should we give up all hope? “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Do you always hold on to your hope? What is your source of hope? How can you build up your hope? Where would you go to get hope? How important is hope? “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh Hope can make us endure any situation. Even in the darkest night, the stars are just on the other side of the clouds. There is always hope if we hold on to our hope. Here is some important scriptural advice. Romans 12:12 King James Version “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” Is all hope ever gone? Is all hope ever lost? There is never any need to give in to despair. Do you live in hope? How do you view hope?
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@LadyDuck (456709)
• Switzerland
19 Sep 18
You are right, no matter what happens there is always hope that things eventually will get better. I have a lot of patience right now, hoping for more quiet and better days.I know this will happen.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
19 Sep 18
The morning always follows the night. The sun always shines after the storm. The spring always follows the winter. The bad days will eventually end and there will be a better tomorrow on the horizon.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
@LadyDuck I like being practical. I read between the lines that you have some problems you need to solve. Do you have a problem you need some advice or information about ? Maybe we can help and give you hope, right @1hopefulman ?
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@LadyDuck (456709)
• Switzerland
20 Sep 18
@1hopefulman I see no reason why I should only have bad days, good things will come eventually.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 Sep 18
I do live in Hope. I have seen rock bottom so I know things can be bad or good. I hope for a better day tomorrow , everyday.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
@andriaperry Yes, we can be confronted by some very tough times but hope is always there. We just have to take a hold of it!
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
I see your smile in the picture, maybe you are an optimist :-) What made you see the rock bottom ?
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
Can you please share about the rock bottom that you saw ?
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@shubhu3 (36464)
• New Delhi, India
19 Sep 18
Hope is really crucial to accomplish anything . The more hopeful we are the more we get in life I believe.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
19 Sep 18
Yes, hope gives us drive to accomplish things, Those who lose hope, give up and don't accomplish or achieve too much and lose a lot in the end.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@shubhu3 When you think of the future, what hope go you have?
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@shubhu3 (36464)
• New Delhi, India
20 Sep 18
@1hopefulman Absolutely correct.
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@Kandae11 (53680)
19 Sep 18
Hope is what keeps me going. Perhaps there are some who can live without hope, but I can't.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
Wonderful! Hope is always there. It cannot be done away with. It's up to us to take hold of it or not.
@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
19 Sep 18
Yes and we must have Faith, Hope and Love. Love above all
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
If we all decide to love each other, like a big one family, there will be no problems anymore, we will take care for each other, all for one and one for all, I think that's what the world needs. Love is really above all.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
@ShifaLk We can decide it right now. We can help each other in mylot.
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@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
20 Sep 18
@stringer321 yes you said really very right. If we actually love others as we love our selves, world will be peaceful and much better.. I wish that could happen
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Sep 18
I have come very very close to giving up on so many occasions but for some reason I am still here. So no we should keep going.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
20 Sep 18
Life is stronger than many things. The will to survive and stay alive is stronger than givving up hope. Can you please share what happened to you in your life ?
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
21 Sep 18
@CarolDM I sorry to read that. I read some of your discussion about dreams, I read between the lines that you miss your child very much. If there is an upper world out there, I hope we can experience that world somehow and reunite with our loved ones. You must be very strong. Is there anything that can help you ?
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Sep 18
@stringer321 I shared in a post I wrote about losing my child and other loved ones.
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@popciclecold (35029)
• United States
19 Sep 18
I have to, lest I would have fainted long ago.
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• United States
19 Sep 18
@1hopefulman Yeah, because I knew one day things would have to change, they always do.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
19 Sep 18
So hope has kept you going? Did you have a big challenge to overcome?
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
19 Sep 18
Hope for me is gone.I know my limit.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
21 Sep 18
@db20747 We may have limits but hope has no limits. I hope you live a long and happy life.
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@db20747 (43417)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Sep 18
Oh NO!! Hope is not gone!!!
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@db20747 (43417)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
21 Sep 18
@1hopefulman That makes my day!!! Hope has no limits!!! Wonderful quote!!!!
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 18
I think hope is the only thing that keeps a person going through really tough times. We need a reason to keep putting one foot in front of the other a reason to believe we'll make it through very scary and worrying times and that is hope.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
Yes! Hope looks beyond the problem. It looks at the time when the problem is over.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@bluesa Yes! If our hope is in the Almighty God then there are great days ahead. The bad will soon end and the good will soon never end!
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@bluesa (15023)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Sep 18
@1hopefulman that is a lovely description of hope. . We have to believe our problems will end.
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@DianneN (246338)
• United States
21 Sep 18
There is always hope. If not, we've hit rock bottom.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
Yes, there is always hope! Do you think that for someone who has hope there is ever rock bottom?
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
24 Sep 18
@DianneN It must be because they have lost all hope.
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@DianneN (246338)
• United States
24 Sep 18
@1hopefulman I'm certain there is always rock bottom for many. It all depends on circumstances.
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@JudyEv (324891)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Sep 18
Yes, it's important to hang on to hope although it can be hard at times.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
We have to be realistic about life. No doubt that life is hard at times and we could give in to despair if our hope is weak but hope goes beyond this life which is temporary. 1 Corinthians 15:19 (Amplified Bible) "If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hoped only in this life [and this is all there is], then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied."
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@db20747 (43417)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Sep 18
Only God will know!! And even then there is still hope!!! God is our hope!!!
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
Right! If our faith and trust is in God then we know that all will work out eventually. So, we never give up hope!
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@Icydoll (36717)
• India
19 Sep 18
Hope gives positive feel .I can't live without hope.I hope the things get better to me with God blessings.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@Icydoll I'm glad you do! You will not be disappointed!
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
23 Sep 18
Exactly! What's the point of giving in to despair? None at all! We can pray and we can hope and we will not be disappointed.
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@Icydoll (36717)
• India
23 Sep 18
@1hopefulman I have lot of faith in prayer .I do pray daily my dear friend.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 18
,,, i live with Hope...
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
21 Sep 18
That's the way to live and we should all do that. It makes life so much easier.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
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• Philippines
21 Sep 18
@1hopefulman ,,,every people must have that mindset in them... :) Thanks you...
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@May2k8 (18048)
• Indonesia
21 Sep 18
There is hope in every life, and it makes me not want to give up.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
21 Sep 18
Yes there is! Hope helps us to cope with whatever comes our way.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@May2k8 So true!
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@May2k8 (18048)
• Indonesia
22 Sep 18
@1hopefulman Without hope everything will fade away.
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@1creekgirl (40341)
• United States
19 Sep 18
My hope is in Christ who saved my soul. Without him, I would have no hope.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
21 Sep 18
Yes,faith is Jesus makers our hope sure no matter what happens to us in this life.
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@franxav (13592)
• India
19 Sep 18
As Christians we have no reason to lose hope. You have so meaningfully quoted Romans 12;12.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
19 Sep 18
I agree! However, we do see many people that become discouraged and lose hope. How do you think they can make their hope strong so that they are able to hold on in these challenging times?
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@Shiva49 (26175)
• Singapore
20 Sep 18
My hope is based on "this too shall pass"; good and bad times alternate and they are inherent in life and creation - siva
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
22 Sep 18
Yes, in this world we have good and bad times and they all pass and alternate. However, God has a bright future ahead of us in a new world as portrayed in this song based on God's solid promises that will not fail.
A song written and performed by Herbert Maassen and his lovely wife. Please visit Herbert's website for more music. herberttheentertainer.com
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@Shiva49 We do what we can and God will do what we can't!
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@Shiva49 (26175)
• Singapore
23 Sep 18
@1hopefulman Lovely comforting song of hope. Let us make it happen - siva
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@YrNemo (20261)
20 Sep 18
Whenever I feel despair of something, I go plant something. At least the plant would have a chance to grow.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
20 Sep 18
Interesting way of keeping hope alive by giving hope to a plant.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@YrNemo An aloe vera plant needs little care and it gives back health to us. I have one and every once in a while I eat a leaf.
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@YrNemo (20261)
22 Sep 18
@1hopefulman There was a time, I thought having a pet would help. Well, having a naughty one for some months, made me change my mind in a big way. I got more grey hair during that period (after chasing after that kitten, tried to clean up its mess!) . A plant is almost harmless. (Unless it is a big tree, a nuisance one especially.)
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@Rashnag (30598)
• Surat, India
20 Sep 18
I believe in hope completely. I don't give up on hope ever.
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
20 Sep 18
Great! What do you do to keep your hope strong?
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@1hopefulman (45123)
• Canada
2 Oct 18
@Rashnag Great!
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@Rashnag (30598)
• Surat, India
21 Sep 18
@1hopefulman I just have faith in God and I pray too
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