Hopelessness and PTSD. This is a very relevant, negative, horrible thought that has become a stronghold in many lives especially if they have been dealing with something for an extended period of time. When hopelessness is overcome, it opens the door to freedom.
The world can help, but even the best psychiatrist will admit that there is no cure for many of the mental and emotional ailments that people have, and that even medication can only treat the symptoms. This contributes to the sense of hopelessness that people feel.
Only Jesus Christ can set a person free from spiritually based problems, and through His Word, you can defeat these feelings of hopelessness. As your mind is transformed by the Word of God, (Romans 12:2), you will overcome these feelings of hopelessness. Here are some Scriptures to encourage you:
“I have come that you might have abundant life.” John 10:10
“I have come to set the captives free.” Luke 4:19
“Who the Son sets free is free indeed.” John 8:32
“If you continue in my words, then you are my disciples, and you shall know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
“And they overcame him (Satan), by the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus), and the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11
Trust these words, and the stronghold of ‘hopelessness’ will bow its knee to the power, truthful words of our Lord and Master.
Jesus is LORD.
Hopelessness will soon loose its place of lodging in the life of a committed Christian, once the Christian has spiritual understanding and trusts the words of Jesus. Hopelessness will be overcome and defeated, but it will take some time to get the mind renewed to line up with the Word.
Don’t lean any longer on your current understanding of your situation. That will only breed more hopelessness. In Proverbs 3:5, we are told not to “lean to our own understanding,”, or a purely human estimation. The world’s estimation may be that there is no cure, but in the reality of God’s Word, the Cure has already been made available.
Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever, (Heb. 13:8), and He said that if He sets you free, you will be free indeed, that you would know the Truth and the Truth would make you free, that He came to give you life and that more abundantly. He does not change and His Word does not change. Depend on His Word. Accept the Real Truth from the Bible and YOU are on your way to freedom.
How do we get things from heaven?
Well, how did you get saved? You accepted the words of the New Testament, believed in the finished work of Jesus that He died on your behalf, bore your sin, and you accepted this reality. When you confessed with your mouth that you believed Jesus had saved you, the Holy Spirit seals or makes real IN you this truth.
Romans 10:8-10 – But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach). That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
This same principle applies to mental, emotional or physical healing. You get things from heaven when you believe with your heart and speak with your mouth. What you believe and speak becomes real inside of you. Now comes the living out of it. Before you walk in any aspect of the Finished Work of the Cross, you will most likely have a battle on your hands. This is where most Christians fail, you will need courage and persistence to walk in the things that Jesus has accomplished for you.
Growing Up, Spiritually…
First John 2:12-14 talks about three stages of spiritual growth: the child, the young man and the father. Little children spiritually know primarily that their sins have been forgiven. When you come into the young man stage spiritually, these are the characteristics that you have developed: you are strong, the Word of God abides in you and you have overcome the wicked one.
You will become a young man spiritually as you courageously persist in the Word of God as you face the wicked one and his oppression’s on and against your life.
As you face down the stronghold he has built in your mind, read and meditate on the words of Jesus, do not give up, let the words of Jesus become your reality and defeat the negative thoughts that will definitely come during the first fight. As you persist, you will overcome it with the Word and this stronghold will leave you.
Applying this to the oppression of hopelessness, the thoughts of hopelessness will flee, just like the Word of God said they would: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).
Here is a declaration of freedom to get you started:
“Thank you, Father, I have what your Son has paid for, my total freedom from hopelessness. I honor the finished work of Jesus by laying hold of what Jesus has already paid for, for me. I will not ask for what had already been paid for, but I will lay hold of it. I come in real faith, Father, which I know pleases you. I resist the devil and he flees from ME. I will walk in freedom, and I will never again say that I am or thing in my live are hopeless, in Jesus’ Name! I have whatever I say and ask, Mark 11:23 Thank you Jesus.
Author: Pastor Pat Buckley
Published on: Jan 6, 2016 @ 21:09