What does “Hope” mean to you?
One year ago, did you ever imagine 2020 would look like it has? So many men are struggling with relationship issues, financial hardships, health concerns, and mental health challenges.
On September 10th, CBC News published a story called “Life, Death, and Being a Man in Medicine Hat.” It outlined the tragic string of stories of young men committing suicide. For these men and their families – where is hope?
As COVID took hold around the world and lockdowns became more common, so did the rise of relationship issues. On the more extreme side of marriage problems, multiple reports have shown a rise in domestic abuse and also the use of pornographic websites. For these marriages – where is hope?
In the rush of our everyday routines, we often fail to see the brokenness all around us. When we realize our own brokenness, it is often difficult for us to express what we are experiencing because we believe we should just be able to fix it ourselves. When we are isolated from God and each other – where is hope?
The dictionary describes hope as “the feeling that events will turn out for the best.”
Jesus is described by the apostle Paul as “our hope” (1 Timothy 1:1). When we look around us and ask where is hope – we look to Jesus. When the men around us need to find hope – we point them to Jesus. The more men see Jesus and encounter him, the more hope will spring up in their life.
It has been so encouraging to see how people are helping to bring hope to men this year.
Here are a couple of brief testimonies we have received:
We have a safe environment that I am experiencing in our sessions. Thank you for your transparency, and allowing us to start, to allow ourselves to also be transparent. We have hope. – Small Group Participant
At 4 am this morning, I felt overwhelmed. Life, work, health, my chronic sins and the future. I prayed I made it to the morning and decided to come back to Impactus now for the devotionals. I still have decisions to make, guilt and sin to reconcile, but being reminded of God’s unwavering grace reminds me to trust him and make my decisions based on praying to God to follow his plan in his world. – Daily Devotional Recipient
As we near the end of 2020, we want to ask you to help more men encounter the hope that only comes from Jesus Christ.
Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus continues to equip men every day for a life of purpose and godly impact through our new website and online ministry programs. This spring, a virtual conference will be made available for free all across Canada, so we can help thousands of men have hope.
You are a recipient of hope, and you are also an agent of hope. Jesus came to give you hope, and he also calls you to help others find hope by encountering this baby whose life, death, and resurrection changes everything.
Please consider a special year-end gift today and bring hope to men. You can donate online at Impactus.org/give