“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” – Isaiah 40:31
A truly inspirational text, don’t you think? It always fills us with a shared feeling of strength and dedication when we read it. It gives us hope. Hope is in essence a feeling of trust, an uncertain but optimistic expectation that things will happen in a desired way. And one could say that it’s hope that can always keep us going – no matter how difficult times can be. Many people all around the world are currently hoping for better and Covid-free times. These times will come when a high percentage of the global population gets vaccinated. And it’s exactly that type of hopeful expectation that keeps us going and offers us a light at the end of the tunnel.
Whatever it is that you’re currently hoping for, films with hopeful messages are always great sources of inspiration. That’s why we’ve made a list of our favourite stories of hope – all available for you to watch on New Faith Network. We hope you enjoy them!
A Question of Faith
Three families meet when several unfortunate events take place. To start with, a teenager who is texting while driving hits a child with her car. Unavoidably, the child’s father, a pastor-to-be, has to come to terms with the guilt of neglecting his son, as well as with the fact that he might never get the chance to make up for his unacceptable behaviour. At the same time, the teenage driver ends up in jail, which makes her hard working single mother doubt her faith in God. While all of that is happening, a young singer who is about to record for a major music label collapses on stage, forcing her family to come to terms with the fact that their daughter might never have they future they dreamed for her.
All three families have the same question: “Why is this happening to us?”. They are fighting to remain faithful besides the incredible hardships they need to go through. But their struggle will bring them together, and their hope will be restored.
Bob Collins is a man of faith, a devoted husband and a father of two. Together with his brother Seth, they decide to start a new business in a small town in rural Texas. Following the official opening, Bob witnesses a horrific act of violence by a gang of racists who believe that Bob and his family don’t belong in the local community and therefore should leave. This act of violence ends with the racist murder of Bob’s family, who are burnt alive inside their own home. According to the local police, the fire is an accident. How will Bob pursue justice in memory of his beloved ones? In order to move on with his life, he has to find a way to forgive. He has lost everything, but will he also lose his hope and his faith in God? A deeply moving and thoughtful film starring A-list actors like Ernie Hudson and Kevin Sorbo.
Letters to God
‘Letters to God’ is a strong, heartfelt story of hope and redemption. When 9-year-old Tyler learns he has a brain tumor he starts writing letters to God. A new postman becomes intrigued with Tyler’s letters while he is struggling with alcoholism. The two become friends and the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them. ‘Letters to God’ is a story based on true facts about the inspiring effect a child’s faith and hope can have on his family, friends and environment.