I’ve been mulling over the role HOPE plays in our lives. Hope is named by Paul as one of three aspects of life that lasts. Our position in life, our treasured possessions, even our health and strength may fade away – but hope remains. Of course Paul’s declaration is that love is the greatest however with hope I might suggest WE fade away.
Hope is what gives us strength whatever our circumstances and it is hope that lets us see another day…when we lose hope we lose the ability to move forward. Talk to anyone who has battled depression. They will tell you that without hope life is filled with darkness.
Hope gives us light, life, the ability to love.
As a pastor – the leader of a congregation – I was always amazed at how many people suffer with depression, and how many of those people suffered in lonliness. It became a conviction of mine that if only those lonely men and women would willingly share their journey they could give HOPE to each other.
My faith in God, my relationship with Jesus and the love of Wendy give me HOPE.
“23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23