“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830-1886)
Hope. So many struggle today, seemingly without hope. It makes us wonder, why?
Of course, the answer is complicated. Our upbringing, out childhood, our experiences, our environment, our relationships our beliefs; all play a part, either positive or negative, to fashion us into individuals who are essentially optimists or pessimists. We are seemingly always hopeful, or always devoid of hope – hopeless.
As an eternal optimist, despite a difficult start to life, I must thank God for the hope He has planted in my heart. My glass is never half empty, and it’s not even half full – it’s completely full! It may be half full of fluid, but the other half is full of air. It’s completely full.
And as I thank God for the hope He planted in my heart, I must thank Him more for the promises He made. Promises that have already been fulfilled, and promises to come. His promise to send His Son into the world to pay for my wrongs; done, fulfilled, completely. His promise to not only forgive, but to forget, all my wrongs; done, fulfilled, completely. His promise to reform my life; done, fulfilled, and He’s still working on some rough edges. His promise to restore my life; work in progress.
Hope. May it perch in your soul and sing forevermore. And if you struggle to find hope in your life, please firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to share with you how Jesus is the hope of all the world.
Coming soon – #MondayMotivation booklet, with a collection of quotes.