From Max Lucado's Daily Devotional
Can you imagine, just for a moment, how it feels to be out of hope? If you can, you can relate to many people in this world. For many people life is a jungle. Our jungles are composed of thickets of contagious diseases and broken hearts and empty wallets. Our forests are framed with hospital walls and divorce courts. What would it take to restore your hope?
Three answers come quickly to mind. The first would be a person who knows the way out, someone you can trust. And from him you need some vision, someone to lift your spirits. Perhaps most important, you need direction. If you have someone who can take you from this place to the right place—there, now you’ve found someone who can restore your hope. Jesus offers to do this for you. Or, to use the words of King David, “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3).