Spiritual Depression: Dashed Hope.


Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Spiritual Depression: Dashed Hope.

“And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.”
Matthew 20:21.

John 21:2-3.
“…Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.”

In the last part of this series, we saw there are times, God allow His faithful children to be tested. In order to prove their loyalty and respect for Him, even in the midst of heavy and severe temptations. Which is big enough to derail any carefree believer and the pressure from family and friends cannot be overemphasized.
Nevertheless, it is possible for one to be discouraged and depressed. For when what one hoped for, is shattered or unrealistic. May your hope, not be dashed in Jesus name. Amen. And our today’s text thus speak of Peter saying, *”I go fishing,”* and other fishermen disciples with him followed him, after the death of Jesus. At this point their hope was dashed, their expectations was shattered.
More so, the request of James and John’s mother is the pointer to the fact that, they were expectant, they hope for a great reward. And that, Jesus is to bring about political revolution in Israel of their time, a share of which, they hoped for.
Eventually, their hope of political gain was dashed. At a point, Peter declared that he is going back into fishing. And through the night of labour, they caught nothing. Another disappointment with failed hope. But thank God for Jesus’s intervention, hence, they would have lost out totally. May you not loose your integrity and labour in Christ Jesus in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

Through the help of God, my hope will not dashed, neither will my faith waiver.

Dependable Father, help me Lord, to always trust in you. And as I trust in you, may I not miss my divine moment of restoration and intervention in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

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