4 Things to Do When You Feel Like There Is No Hope

In thinking over some of the situations I’ve encountered in years past, today I wanted to share what I’ve learned from God’s Word and others when I’ve felt like there was no hope in my life.  Check out these 4 things to do when you feel like there is no hope.

Have you ever felt like you are missing hope in your life? Like every day is drudgery and you’re trying to discover purpose for the next moment?

Or maybe you’ve been hit with one big wave of discouragement and you’re struggling to come up for air?

In thinking over some of the situations I’ve encountered in years past, today I wanted to share what I’ve learned from God’s Word and others when I’ve felt like there was no hope in my life.  Check out these 4 things to do when you feel like there is no hope.

1. Slow your daily pace, but deliberately maintain routine.

You don’t have to be involved in every sport, activity and adventure offered in your church, school, and community.  Make deliberate choices about when and where you spend your time, yet keep up with daily living.

2. Stay in the Word.

When trials come along or expectations are dashed, this is prime time for Satan to drop discouragement at your doorstep.  To combat his efforts, now is high time for your faith in God to be more consistent than you’ve ever been. Read your Bible every day and in between.  Keep it handy and post verses everywhere in your house!

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.- Psalm 130:15

I love the NLT wording of this verse:

I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. Psalm 130:15

3. Spend abundant time in prayer.

God wants to hear your feelings about this expectation lost! He loves you and loves to hear you pray.  Lam 2:19- “Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.” Hold nothing back; give it all to Him.

4. Savor the blessings.

Soak up every good thing you can. Smile when you can. Keep a daily list of things for which you can be thankful.Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits -Psalm 103:2

While this list is short and concise, I truly believe these are four practices that enable me to trust God each and every day so that I can get through the times when I feel like there’s just no hope.

The very character of God, his omniscience, promises us that he knows every detail of whatever we are going through, both the good and the bad.

Our ability to keep going often begins with the decision of where to place our hope. Once we discover that Jesus is the only one who can hold our hope, we can begin to experience the strength he gives. – One More Step

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Which of these simple reminders resonates the most with you?

By his grace,

Rachel

If you enjoyed this article, then you’ll love Rachel’s latest release, One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up.

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7 Comments

  1. Vanda Human says:

    Thank you, I needed this today.

  2. Loraine Schmidt says:

    What a beautiful message of hope! Lately it’s been a mountain of struggles, for me. I am waiting patiently on God to deliver my son from drug addiction. He is in prison, for assault charges, but I know he is getting the help that he needs. That alone is a miracle. I know God won’t let go of him and is making a way even through the wilderness. Sometimes it’s just a matter of holding on. So I’ll holdfast to my faith and pray that our Heavenly Father will keep us safe in the palm of his hand. Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine! Yes, Rachel it is just One More Step indeed. Your book is a blessing! Thank you! Keep up the great writing!
    Blessings to you and your family.

    1. So glad you are enjoying the book!! Blessings to you1!

  3. You were speaking directly to me Rachel. I’m going through a divorce and this is how I feel. I didn’t celebrate the new year because I feel like there’s no hope. Now I’m a single mom and just waiting for time to pass. Life isn’t going to be how I thought it was going to end up. I love God and he’s the reason I’ve gotten through the last year. However, I have no hope of a joyful life. I just pray to get through it. Thank you for this post!

  4. Thanks for these great tips. The one I need to do the most is slow my pace and be more deliberate with my time.

  5. Awesome advice Rachel. The one I struggle with is spending time in prayer, when life gets hectic I can keep everything else going, but my prayers become short and sporadic.
    Diving into Gods word definitely brings peace, and actively looking for blessings brings joy.

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