All of us have experienced it at different level – your finances are crumbling; an addiction has sidelined you; domestic abuse continues; a job has been lost; a relationship is breaking; a death occurs; a faucet leaks and a car breaks down. All of it leaves you feeling tired, weary and alone – sitting in a debris field of (what appears to be) a hopeless “Mess” – asking God, “Why? How long? Where are you?”
New Hope firmly believes that God is in the business of transforming messes to miracles. In fact, if you peel back all the layers of our ministry, at the core of our DNA is this principle: “Messes to Miracles.”
If you’re a Mess, you’re in good company at New Hope – because we are too. That really is our only prerequisite for being part of New Hope’s church family – a recognition that (apart from Christ) we are a hopeless mess. But in Christ, we have a living hope.
BAD NEWS & GOOD NEWS
The bad news…Separate from Christ – Mess – without hope & without God.
Eph 2:12 “remember that at that time you were separate from Christ…without hope and without God in the world.”
The good news…In Christ – Miracle – forgiven, redeemed, and having the hope of resurrection!
1 Peter 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Whatever Mess you are facing, we pray that you encounter the Living God who is able to transform it to a Miracle. Many in our church have been exactly where you are at – and we pray that their stories will fill you with hope that there is a better tomorrow.
You are loved,