It is sometimes an elusive word, missing from the sentences of our days, deleted from our lives, absence from our thoughts.
Life situations and difficulties and challenges overtake us. Stress and worry weigh upon us, squashing hope. Peace vanishes.
But then something changes. A friend encourages. You read uplifting words. A song—what if your blessings come through raindrops—strikes a chord of hope.
Hope begins to ease back into your days, into your thoughts, into your outlook. You see, read and hear hope: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12).
The stressors may remain. But now you hold hope, sweet sweet hope.
© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling