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Hope. How would you describe hope in your battle with Hep C? Has Hep C clouded your vision of hope? Do you feel like you are walking through a dark valley with Hep C? Have you lost sight of the hope in front of you? Are you holding onto the anchor of God’s hope through the storm?
The first verbal command God gave was, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:3-4 NIV
Hope is like light. Where there is light, there is hope. Jesus Christ is our light, our hope, our lighthouse. Fighting Hep C can sometimes be filled with dark days, dark valleys, but hope is still there. God’s light remains even through the darkness. He is always there. For where there is God, there is hope.
“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 EVS
Are you looking for His light? Hope comes along and gives us fresh wind. He breathes new life into our weary souls. Hope and faith in Jesus Christ is greater than anything, even Hepatitis C.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19 NIV
For me, two previous Hep C treatments had not worked. I held onto Christ, my anchor. Darkness engulfed me. But hope remained. My health got worse and a decision had to be made about a third try in facing down the Hep C giant. When I couldn’t see in front of me, I held onto Christ’s hope. He remained steady through it all.
I did not know the future, but I knew the one who held my future in His hands. Roy Lessin says it best, “Your faith in God is your lifeline to His heartbeat; it is the hand that reaches up and takes hold of God’s promises.” Hope and faith, go hand in hand.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 NIV
As I looked into the light of God’s hope, no matter what the outcome of this battle with Hep C, I was safe in Him. His hope gave me what I needed in the fight. The battle was won. A cure. Freedom from Hep C. God did that not me. He brought light into my darkness with Hep C and blessed me with a cure.
If you are walking in darkness, look up, reach out, call out to Christ to bring you light where you’re at with Hep C, but don’t forget to hang onto hope and faith. Hope and faith never gives up, no matter what.
My prayer for you fellow warriors is this, “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 NIV
For some inspirational light see: How to Get Through the Dark Places, [#The Jesus Project 2], Ann Voskamp blog, A Holy Experience.
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