All Hope Is Gone . . . Or Is It?

All Hope Is Gone
A tireless stream of indifference flows
Through veins ’till the river runs dry
I no longer care, I have all but disposed
Of dreams that I once held inside
Desire is gone after all of these years
The fight has been lost, I can see
The apathy born a long time ago
Has grown to what I cant defeat
I’ve been here too long
I’m tired and longing for more
How long must I run
To find what I’m looking for
All hope is gone
The sadness I carry so deep in my heart
Of what could have been and might be
Is never forgotten, its never to far
I’m wasted so worn and so weak
I’ve been here too long
I’m tired, longing for more

How long must I run
To find what I’m looking for
I’ve been here too long
I’m tired, longing for more
All hope is gone
All hope is gone
All hope is gone
Songwriters: Mark Tremonti / Myles Kennedy

Newsboys Lyrics

“We Believe”

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe, we believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live loud, our God we’ll say
We believe, we believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, we believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe

Mr. Tremonti and Mr. Kennedy, all hope is NOT gone!  What you are longing for, what you are looking for, what you have spent so many years searching “for what could have been and might be” still might be.  Just look to the right person:  Jesus.  He is what you are looking for, longing for, hoping for.  He is the only one who can fill the void deep inside.  It’s not about churchy rules, jumping through spiritual hoops, or trying to please everybody.  It’s about a relationship with the one true God who loved you enough to send His Son to die in your place, to pay the penalty for your sin.  You will never be good enough to merit salvation, so stop trying, but don’t stop trying to live.  Just live the way you were created to live – in an awesome day to day relationship with your Creator and Sustainer.  But that relationship has to have a starting point.  It starts with talking to God.  Here’s a sample:
  • God, I am messed up.  I have made a mess of my life as I have rebelled against you.
  • I’m ready to turn away from my life of sin, of rebellion, of emptiness.
  • I believe that Jesus died on the cross in my place so that I might be saved.
  • God, please save me.

That’s it.  Get yourself right with God because He is waiting to show you what his plans are for you.  I’ve known Him personally almost 45 years.  I’ve been through my fair share of trials and tribulations, but I can honestly say that all of God’s plans for me, past, present, and future, are good plans for my best.  He knows what He is doing and He does what He does because He loves us.

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