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Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Everyone encounters roadblocks or setbacks at a point or time in their life. It is okay to hit the rock bottom, but what is not okay is to remain there. Jesus admonished everyone, John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." We must understand that those moments will come, but our reactions to those moments determines the outcome, or the end result of the said situation.

The disciples of Jesus found themselves in a dire situation, a situation of life and death. Every one of them had the same disposition toward the situation, but only Jesus had a different reaction. Jesus reaction toward the situation was what rescued them from the problem they encountered. Note, your reaction matters!

Mark 4: 335-40

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

God gave us the spirit of power, sound mind and not fear. Therefore, we must exercise the power of hope. Like Jesus, we could just be the 1 motivation other individuals experiencing a downturn need to become hopeful for their change to come. Romans 5:5 ' hope does not make ashamed, it turns stories and situation around.

Hope: A defining moment for a turnaround


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