The LORD showed me all around, and everywhere I looked I saw bones that were dried out. He said, “Ezekiel, son of man, can these bones come back to life?” I replied, “LORD God, only you can answer that.” He then told me to say: Dry bones, listen to what the LORD is saying to you, “I, the LORD God, will put breath in you, and once again you will live. I will wrap you with muscles and skin and breathe life into you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.”
(Ezekiel 37:2-6 CEV)
While in exile, the people of Israel were hopeless and “dried up” like the dead bones in Ezekiel’s vision. Yet, true to His character, God promised to restore them both as a nation and spiritually. He promises to restore us, too, when our faith is weak and life seems hopeless. His life-giving Spirit is still there to breathe life into the dry bones in our lives. Nothing and no one is beyond His reach. Before, I used to look at certain circumstances and think that there was no hope, but God proved me wrong every time. Now, no matter how hopeless things might seem, I’m reminded that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel because God’s plan is to give us hope and a future.
There’s always hope with God.