But there is Hope!

Day 224 –

Hope gives Life!

Lamentations 3:20-26 “I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”

On days like these, you would never know how my inner self is feeling. I’m nostalgic, reminiscent, and reflecting on what only my mind can see of the past. Is it the True past? It is to me. May things have been different? Absolutely. But what I remember is better than what is, however, this is a seldom thought because what I look forward too is better than what was before.

On my days of day dreaming I walk with a heavy heart, awakening my grief, yet I still have Hope. As I read the newspaper and skim the social media feeds, it’s scary and worrisome, yet I still have Hope. As I turn on the news and check instant messages, the burdens compound and the weight of the world sits on my shoulders, yet I have Hope. As I read my texts and walk my dog, the woes of the world wear out my eyes and my ears, yet I have Hope.

And nothing can take away this Hope.

This hope, is easily accessible. Even when the world looks to be at its worst, the potential for an election disaster is imminent, your neighbor packs and leaves with her children and the husband’s now alone, the results come back Stage 4 Cancer, and the accident took another young life, HOPE is available.

Hope is linked directly from Jesus to You.

It’s the gift from salvation that keeps on giving. It’s His Promise of His unceasing Love.

His mercy isn’t just knee deep, it is new every morning.

He forgets the past and looks past the present to the future.

So, even when I’m saddened by the end of what seems like a season, I am Joyful because of the opportunity that lays ahead. Eternity is our future and Hope lives there. Living for the past will drag us down, but Hoping into the future gives us Life!

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  1. Kristen, I am so glad you are doing this blog. As I was reading it this morning it lifted me up and reminded me to keep looking forward. Recently I have let the fear of loss take over my thoughts. My trust and hope are in him. Thank you for your post today. I think about almost every day and I pray for you all the time. Your faith has helped my faith. Love you, Jami Kennedy-Bierbrodt (waters)

    1. Thank you Jami! It’s so great to hear from you. Keep your eyes on Him and He will give you peace. It’s so easy to get sucked into our surroundings, but there is so much MORE that He has for us (you and me). I hope you’re doing great and I’d love to catch up if you are ever back in town.

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