When trouble knocks you off of your feet, hope also seems to be swept away and feelings of hopelessness and depression can set in. To regain a hopeful outlook on life is not difficult or complicated. All it requires is a shift in focus from feelings of hopelessness to hope set on Christ. Ship anchors are often used as a Christian symbol to represent Christ, who provides security to believers, holding them secure no matter the severity of the storm. When you have Christ as your anchor, rather than drowning in despair and depression, you are held secure in His hope.
There are many causes of hopelessness, the most common is placing our confidence on things that can fail: money, health, beauty, and status. Painful circumstances such as divorce or a rebellious child cause us to lose hope in God's will, but our hope in God should not be based on other people or circumstances. God wants to work out His purposes for you and ultimately give you peace that passes all understanding. Learn what all of the unreliable anchors are, and how to place your hope in the only anchor that will never fail.
In the section titled, "Steps to Solution," June Hunt gives you practical advice on:
- What Characterizes Misplaced Hope
- The Symptoms of Hopelessness
- What Distinguishes Faith from Hope
- How to Understand God's Will in the Midst of Disappointment
- How to Reach Out to those contemplating Suicide
Find an anchor for your soul and a sure hope through the guaranteed promises of God. Learn the assurances that come with Christian hope versus cultural hope. Discover the characteristics and benefits of a life harbored in the hope of God's unfailing Word.
Look for all 36 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These minibooks are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
Paperback version, 96 pages, 4 x 7 inches. Product Code: 208X ISBN: 9781596366558
June Hunt is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program "Hope for the Heart" is heard on nearly 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical advice.
Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. After years of teaching and research, she developed a scripturally based counseling program covering topics such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. These topics are now available as the Aspire Press "Hope for the Heart" minibooks.
"Hope from the Heart" radio program is a half-hour teaching broadcast on these important topics in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. "Hope in the Night" is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems on air. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results.
"Hope for the Heart" minibooks have been published in 27 languages in several formats and are being translated into more. June is a popular guest professor at colleges and seminaries—and a sought-after speaker at conferences and religious broadcasting events. She teaches and speaks around the world on topics such as crisis counseling, child abuse, wife abuse, forgiveness, singleness, and self-worth.
"Those of us who have had to forgive the unforgiveable will find June's materials to be tremendous— filled with hope and healing. She speaks from the heart with truth, directly to your broken soul." Stephen Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries and author of Healing Is a Choice
"After decades of counseling men and women from all walks of life, June knows how to lead readers to truth—truth that liberates because it is truth from God. "
Kay Arthur, Co-founder of Precept Ministries International, and author ofWhen the Hurt Runs Deep-Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments
"June Hunt has been addressing the root issue for hurting hearts as long as I have known her. God has given her insightful sensitivity not only to identify human problems, but also to uncover biblical solutions. She has done it for me more than once! All who have hurting hearts—or who minister to wounded spirits—need to read her resources."
Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"June walks you through the step-by-step process to forgive.yes, even the 'unforgiveable.' If you want your days ahead to be better than the days gone by, this is a must read for you."
Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and President of The Urban Alternative