I was reading the local newspaper this afternoon, glancing through the numerous articles, thinking of how there is more of bad news than good: flight crash reports, man cheating with 4 wives, social networking woes, deaths, suspicion, incurable diseases, and for that one moment the only word that felt real to my mind was “hopelessness”. There is hopelessness all around us. Everywhere we turn, we hear more and more of the evil that’s happening around the world.
I was also listening to the local radio, which once upon a time was my favourite station, playing all those peppy, top-hit Bollywood songs and Bollywood news. Thinking of Bollywood, I was reminded of Jiah Khan, the actress who ended her life last year. Her story was one of hopelessness, a hopelessness that takes over when the one person they trust lets them down. I’m sure each person bumps into such hopelessness at one point in life. Most people get through it, sadly Jiah didn’t. And here I was listening to those Bollywood songs, merrily singing praises of that doomed human love.
Then I realized, if we look for hope in the world, in a human, we are never bound to find it. Through the most difficult moments it’s been God and God alone, who’s been that anchor of hope in my life. So I turned off the radio, went back to listening those soothing Christians songs that bring words of “HOPE” all the time. There is hope, happiness and joy in Jesus Christ, one that the world can never give.
I remember how in November 2013 I had my first vertigo attack. Back then I didn’t even know what Vertigo was. I was struggling to live a normal life. My neck and back used to grow stiff and I had walking imbalance. I lived that way for more than a month. I was crippled and spent most of my time in bed. But through it all, God gave me the strength to do whatever it was that I had to. The ENT sent me home with a truck load of tablets. One doctor took CT scans to identify issues with the brain, but nothing. I refused to ingest those poisonous pills that were prescribed, simply trashed all the medicines and went through the pain and unrest. At the right time, God healed me. Today I’m normal again and I know it’s only because of the blood of Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord!
So I think if you ever feel hopeless in life, you should turn to Christian music, because it is full of hope and happiness, unlike this world and its hopeless songs.