Today I want to write about options when our hope runs dry. As humans we face many challenges throughout our lives and sometimes things feel utterly desolate and desperate. This can be particularly true when we face bereavement or disappointment through tragedy, or terminal illness.
What do we do? I have a Christian faith and have found this an immense comfort for my dark times. There is a beautiful Psalm, where the writer, David asks:
‘Why am I discouraged?
‘Why is my heart so sad?’
He is struggling and many of us may relate to this. He has run out of hope. But he then states:
‘I will put my hope in God’
For myself, I have found putting my hope in God a wonderful comfort and source of strength. Placing my hope in God means I trust Him to lead and guide me.
And what if you do not believe in God? That is your choice and I respect people’s right to choose their belief system, and you may also like to have faith in your own ability to cope. But a suggestion is to also have the support of others, just in case your own strength fails you.
So today’s recipe of Hope if you have a Christian faith is to reflect on what God’s Hopes for you are right now. And if you are running dry on the Hope fronmt, ask Him to send you a Hope carrier. If you do not believe in God, or any other faith and have run out of hope, ask someone to help you to hope again. Reach out for support. Others will be more than happy to help you. And professional help is wonderful; through a GP or advice service.
May you all find your hope wells overflowing again X
Scripture quotations are taken from The Holy Bible. New Living Translation, copyright
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