There is always hope because God doesn’t just make us better, He makes us new. When God begins a work, He finishes it. You and I may write people off as hopeless, but God never does. You might write yourself off as hopeless, but God never does. If you are in Christ, you are a new creation.
A businessman once put a warehouse up for sale. As he took a prospective buyer around the warehouse, he pointed out the building’s flaws. “The place has been vacant for a while,” he said. “Vandals broke out the windows and kicked in the doors, but we’ll make those repairs. Don’t worry about the roof, we’ll take care of those holes. Oh, and we’ll clean up all this trash and paint over the graffiti and—” ...
“Don’t say another word,” said the buyer. “You don’t have to fix the place up. I don’t want the structure. I just want the site. I’m going to remove this warehouse and put up a brand-new building.”
That’s what God does in our lives. He doesn’t patch us up, fix us up, or paint us over. When He comes in, the old is gone and He makes everything new.