Category: hope

Searching for Hope Among Life’s Shadows

Trees bare from winter’s chill stand stark and rigid along the mountain slope. They appear as charcoal skeletons void of life. My spirit, weary and worn, searching for hope among life’s shadows, is drawn to the image outside my window.

As the sun comes up, a beam of heavenly light streaks through the trees, casting a golden thread weaving among the barren branches.

It’s a startling sight.

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Hope is Among Us, especially in the Midst of Heavy Burdens

An appropriate reflection of God’s faithfulness from last spring: our hope is among us, found only in Him …

I rounded the bend along the country road, my shoulders sagging beneath the heavy burdens of my heart. Hope was missing. Despair flourishing … my feet merely shuffled along. My thoughts were many — fears of an unknown future exploding within the darkened corners of my mind.

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The Breaking of a Robin’s Egg and Hope Secured

In child-like faith I recently scooped up the fragile pieces of my shattered life, and carried them to my Father. I placed them in His capable hands — put my hope in Him — and trusted Him to guard and resurrect my life.

Warmth from the brilliant light of His Presence infused my weary spirit. I lay upon the soft fleece of the Lamb who died that I might live. And I rested. And waited —

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Clinging to Hope From God’s Grace-filled Hands

The sound of many pages turning filled the sanctuary. I love that sound. Somehow it feels like glue — a connector piece binding my church family together as one, each of us on our own journey, with our own joys and sorrows, trials and difficulties, yet each of us grasping for Jesus, clinging to hope.

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Finding Hope Among the Heavy Burdens

As long as there is breath, there is hope for the child of God. For as far as the east is from the west, so is His great love for us. His eyes roam to and fro across the face of the earth seeking those who are devoted to Him who need to be encouraged. Our God is a god of impossibilities, for nothing is too difficult for Him. He is faithful. Merciful. And good.

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