Keep Your Hope Alive

Are you feeling depressed today? Feeling down?

He was completely alone. He was homeless. No one would take his call anymore except his drug dealer. His mind raced thinking about all the people who were to blame for his situation. The judge who gave him jail time. His mom because she stopped giving him money after he stole cash from her. The teachers who sent him to the principal’s office. His brothers and sisters who wouldn’t let him sleep on their couch. “I hate them” he thought “I need them and they aren’t there for me.”

His whole life was spent focused on one thing: himself. If something was difficult or a challenge or caused him any inconvenience, he would quit. Jobs. Sports. Relationships. It was the same story over and over again.

Albuquerque Homeless Steelbridge New Life Program

He came to Steelbridge thinking “these religious people have to be nice to me because of God.” The longer he stayed and heard the words of Jesus, his heart began to open. The more he experienced the sacrificial love of the staff, he began to see his problem was him. If he wanted his life to change, he had to change.

Worship became key to his transformation. Not just attending church services but really worshiping God. Praising Him for who He is. His power. His love. His mercy. His goodness.

He began giving thanks - verbally expressing to God his gratitude. He began praising God consistently. And not just during chapel services.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God
— Psalms 42:11

Something happened to him as worshiped. He began to change. He put his hope in God. He stopped looking to people to solve his problem. He trusted the One with unlimited power to help him.

Steelbridge partners provide more than shelter, food, clothing, and preparation to get a job. They restore hope.