Do you find yourself a little low on hope these days?
It’s easy to do. The weight of the burdens we face during these trying times can be so heavy to bear. We don’t know when things will change or improve in our current situations- both personally and globally.
I’ve been low on hope for a while now. I’ve found myself in the depths of despair- and in my pain, I yelled at God. I never, ever thought that I would do that. Never say never.
It’s not that I wanted to blaspheme or be disrespectful. I just wanted God to take my pain away. I just wanted him to take it all away- the grief, the sorrow, the sin. I wanted my life to go back to the way it was before it all came crashing down. I know that many of us feel this way. If only we could go back to the way things were before, the world would make sense again. Life would make sense. Things would be so much easier.
Unfortunately, we can’t.
After a few hours of reflection, and the Holy Spirit softening my heart, I prayed and asked God for forgiveness. Because he is a loving and forgiving father, he comforted me in my pain. He gave me peace and instruction. Most importantly, he gave me hope.
He is a father that gives us hope for the future. He does not hold back.
He always brings his best for us- even when we are at our worst.
Even in these dark days, amidst the trials and tribulations- there is hope for the future.
Our hope is in God, the Father, and his son, Jesus Christ: Our Savior and Redeemer, who walked the trenches of this life and overcame the world.
I want you to know that God lives. He is real, and he loves you. Jesus Christ lives. I know this because when I was at my worst, and nothing could be done for me, Jesus Christ stepped in and saved my life.
I’ll never be the same.
Have hope in the Lord and his abundant redemption today!
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