helpless: unable to help oneself
hopeless: impossible to accomplish
There are things in life that render us helpless. A spouse leaves us, an employer fires us, a friend rejects us, a bank denies us, a child rebels against us, a disease weakens us. And like the definition, we can not help ourselves. Hence, helpless. But it does not mean we are hopeless. If Christ is in our hearts, there is hope in our circumstance. By definition, hopeless is: “impossible to accomplish.” But God is bigger than a dictionary definition because he said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” And to really pound the ground, God specifically said in His word, “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” and He also said, “Anyone who is among the living has hope—” and God also said, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So if I put my HOPE in God, though helpless in a situation, I am not hopeless in God’s hands. I HOPE this encourages someone today.