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Session 15

What You Need To Know When Hope Seems Lost

Read: Revelation 11

Many of us can relate to failure or defeat. In times when we feel our lives are spinning out of control, we may find it difficult to trust in the God who says He’s a God of power and love. The weight of our pain and disappointment can blind us to the lies of the enemy. Instead of leaning toward God, we turn away from God. We place blame on God and are even tempted to walk away from our faith. How can we trust and know that God is in control of our lives, especially when we are weighted with a sense of failure and defeat?  

The Bible tells us in Revelation 11 that God sends two witnesses who make an enormous impact on the world. These witnesses are given power to do mighty works and are committed to telling people about Jesus. Despite their dedication and devotion, they are beaten and left for dead. What went wrong? Absolutely nothing! The Bible says that the bodies of the two witnesses lie dead in the street, but when all hope seemed lost, “they stood upon their feet” (Revelation 11:8-13)!

God is in control. He already knows the outcome, and, throughout the book of Revelation, He tells John what is going to happen each step of the way. In the same way, we can know today that we also will win. As believers in Christ, we may not fully understand the reason why we go through what we do, but we can be sure that we will always overcome! 1 John 5:4 says, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

Reflect:

  • How can trusting God in your circumstance assure you the victory and peace God has promised? (Read: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 2 Peter 3:9, Psalm 29:11, Romans 15:13)
  • What are ways you can build your faith in knowing that God is in control of your life? Have you considered spending devotional time with God?

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You Can Be Fearless

You Can Be Fearless

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2

Stop Going Through The Motions

Stop Going Through The Motions

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3

How To Overcome Your Worst Fears

How To Overcome Your Worst Fears

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How To Overcome Temptation

How To Overcome Temptation

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5

Look How Far You’ve Come

Look How Far You’ve Come

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Do You Work Out?

Do You Work Out?

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7

A Command For Every Christian

A Command For Every Christian

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

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9

Worship Doesn’t Just Happen on Sunday

Worship Doesn’t Just Happen on Sunday

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10

Worthy

Worthy

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11

Is Judgment Day For Real?

Is Judgment Day For Real?

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12

Fighting For Us Always

Fighting For Us Always

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13

There Is Another Way

There Is Another Way

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14

How Much Do You Need To Know?

How Much Do You Need To Know?

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15

What You Need To Know When Hope Seems Lost

What You Need To Know When Hope Seems Lost

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16

When Satan Attacks

When Satan Attacks

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17

The Authority on Joy

The Authority on Joy

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18

Christianity Isn’t A Magic Wand

Christianity Isn’t A Magic Wand

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19

If It Ain’t Good, Then God Ain’t Done

If It Ain’t Good, Then God Ain’t Done

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20

What’s The Purpose Of Wrath?

What’s The Purpose Of Wrath?

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21

The Making of a Martyr

The Making of a Martyr

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22

Get Rich Quick Or Be Rich Forever

Get Rich Quick Or Be Rich Forever

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23

Don’t Worship The Messenger

Don’t Worship The Messenger

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24

Who Are You, Lord?

Who Are You, Lord?

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25

Satan Will Meet His Doom

Satan Will Meet His Doom

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Not Everyone Experiences Heaven

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A Personal Appointment

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