Our mind is the command center of our soul. It’s a powerful organ with the ability to envision success or concede defeat. It propels us into our future or holds us captive to our past. It can neutralize us to the point of complete paralysis.

In one particular instance, we were preaching at a church, and a young lady approached us. She had had a terrible life, which led her to make some bad decisions. She was living the consequences of her decisions and those of her parents. That day, the message the Lord placed in our heart for the church was a message of hope. She had lost all hope. She felt like she had no future. The pain and the memories of everything she had endured were paralyzing her.

Like her, there are many of us who have been beaten so hard by life that we have given up. We are currently facing an inflation, and everything is so expensive. Wages haven’t kept up. Covid altered the world we live in, and there is a lot of division. These things are not new. During Jesus’ time there was inflation, few jobs, and widespread illness. There was division in government and within the religious body. Jesus came to give hope and that is what He did. He mended the broken heart and gave sight to the physically and spiritually blind. He challenged the heart and the mind to look beyond that day and into an eternal future. Will you allow your mind and your eyes to look into the future? Isaiah 43:19 says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”