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THEME: HOPE FOR YOU John 4:17-19 NKJV “The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said,... Revelation of the Word:


John 4:17-19 NKJV

“The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.”


-The Samaritan woman was perplexed when Jesus asked her for a drink. She did not expect any Jew to interact with her. Jesus also exposed the fact that she had five husbands previously and the one she currently had was not her husband. She became more interested when Jesus revealed that the drink He gives, springs forth into eternal life. Many among us are hopeless and helpless possibly because of the life we have lived and the decisions we have made. Possibly, the Samaritan woman experienced terrible rejection in her small community, having been married five times and divorced, and her current husband was not her own. Most likely, she felt morally impure because of the decisions she made in life. Many in Samaria believed in Jesus because of the testimony of the woman, and more so because of the word that Jesus taught them. The woman transited from a hopeless situations and was filled with life, and with joy she told everyone about Jesus the Messiah who changed her life. Are you feeling hopeless, desperate, unless You receive Jesus of the Samaritan woman, you will never find hope. By drinking water from the well of eternal life, and receiving Jesus in Your heart, you find hope in Christ and receive a sense of comfort, security, importance and purpose in life. Some among us feel morally and emotionally dirty and the soul is slowly darkening, lost and slowly degrading into hopelessness.


Hope is a word that demonstrates anticipation, and expectation. When one looses hope he/she doesn’t look forward to any good thing in life itself and life after death. Without hope people don’t have any confidence and reassurance, they see life as useless and end up depressed. Hope and faith are indispensable. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). God promised Abraham that He would give him a son, and vowed to make him the father of many nations. Abraham did not consider his old age as impotence since he was almost a hundred years old, nor the deadness of Sarah’s womb as infertile (Romans 4:19). He did not look at the hopelessness of the situation but believed in the God of hope. He lived not on the basis of what he thought he couldn’t do or achieve, but he held on the word and promises of God. So he was made the father of a multitude of people. Like Sarah who was blessed with a son even though she laughed at the promise of God, we are reminded to trust the Lord despite our shortcomings and hold firm unto the promises of God. Hannah was also blessed with a son when she wept bitterly to the Lord. Many among us have waited for the gift of children and have become hopeless. Others are crying to the Lord for spouses. Many others like the Samaritan woman do not have their own husbands or wives, and are not in stable relationships or marriages. God is calling us to come to Him with sincerity of heart, and He will deliver us from all evil and grant us the grace of marriage, and the gift of salvation. We are also reminded to put on the faith of Abraham, and believe in the unbelievable, for nothing is impossible with God. Some among us, our friends and family members are battling with chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV aids, cerebral palsy etc. Many have become hopeless and no longer pray about their situations. Like the woman who had the issue of blood for twelve years and her health was restored, God is our Healer and is encouraging us to wait upon Him and trust in Him for healing. Many are faced with financial difficulties and are unable to sustain their lives and those of their loved ones. Many cross borders due to hopelessness in their work and our nations economy. They prefer to move into other nations in search for better economic and financial climate. Others choose to commit crime because of economic and financial hopelessness. Some are depressed and end up committing suicide as they feel like nothing is worthy living for. Judas became hopeless and committed suicide out of hopelessness in the consequences of his actions. God loves us with His eternal love and He is calling us to believe in Him and He will give us the water of life that stems into everlasting life.


Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is Your unfailing love, O God. All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of Your wings. I will be glad and rejoice in Your unfailing love, for You have seen my troubles, and You care about the anguish of my soul. Lord Jesus I repent of all my sins. I believe that You are my God, and You died in the cross for my sins. I believe in You Jesus and humbly ask You to write my name in the Lambs book of life and save me. Thank You dear Jesus for loving me and for inscribing my name on the palm of Your hand. Thank You Lord for showing compassion upon us, our families and nation because of Your unfailing love to us. Help us to be strong and courageous despite our shortcomings, to have strong faith even as hopelessness tries to creep in. Teach to love You and our neighbors as ourselves. Help us to forgive each other and to remain united in Your love. How priceless is Your unfailing love, O God. We take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, great is Your faithfulness Oh Lord our God. May You make Your face to shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Further reading: Psalm 36:5-7, 1 Corinthians 13:13

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