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9614 hope, results of its absence

9614 hope, results of its absence

An absence of hope leads to a loss of vision, a sense of despondency and ultimately to despair. This contrasts sharply with the Christian hope.

Feelings produced by a lack of hope

Despair Job 17:13-15; Pr 13:12; 1Ch 29:15 See also Job 6:11; Job 7:6; Ps 88:15-18; Ecc 2:17; Isa 19:9; Isa 38:18; 2Co 1:8

A sense of being abandoned by God Ps 22:1-2 See also La 3:18; Eze 37:11

A deep longing for life to end 1Ki 19:4; Job 3:20-21; Ecc 4:1-2 See also Ge 27:46; Nu 11:15; Job 7:13-15; Jer 8:3; Jnh 4:3,8; Rev 9:6

The outcome of a lack of hope

The choice of trusting in God or futile self-effort Ro 4:18 See also Jnh 1:13-14; Jer 18:11-12; Ac 27:20

Suicide Mt 27:5 See also 1Sa 31:4; 2Sa 17:23; 1Ki 16:18

See also

5067suicide
5770abandonment
5831depression
5916pessimism
6230rejection
8713discouragement
8820self-confidence

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