Great thoughts on “Hope”
Hope– such a lovely word. Pregnant with promise and potential. Hope is the favourable and confident expectation; it’s an expectant attitude that something good is going to happen and things will work out, no matter what situation we’re facing.
But I think hope also has a flip side. Hope is hard sometimes. And sometimes hope hurts. Charles Spurgeon said “Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” Sometimes opening that window and keeping it open hurts!
Hope hurts as it identifies what is missing or lacking. It hurts the longer it lingers without fulfilment. It requires a response. It demands a response. We can either respond to it with our hearts or we push it down. Responding to it brings a deepened sense of thirst, a deep ended ache. Often events in life reveal hidden secrets of our hearts. The…
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