These two posts (one & two) earlier this week have sparked many conversations about hope. I’ve listened to many stories about your need for hope in difficult times, so I wanted to send you off into the weekend with a bit of wisdom on hope.
A few years ago I had my hopes up about a situation that didn’t happen according to my plan. My spirit was crushed and my heart ached. I could barely think about anything besides my disappointment. At first I thought I must not be a very “good Christian” to have my heart broken and to be in such despair. However, as I shared my heart with a wise friend of mine he quoted this verse to me:
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.Proverbs 13:12
You are my refuge and my shield;I have put my hope in your word.
I rise before dawn and cry for help;I have put my hope in your word.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,and in his word I put my hope.Psalm 130:5