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Saturday, 15 November 2008

hope

The latest Salt Challenge is on hope, which I very much wanted to do, as hope is something I often ponder.


Like faith and love, hope is directional. We hope for something, we hope in something, we are hopeful about something. There is sense that it is not entirely to do with the present, but something beyond it. Hope often expresses itself in the future tense.

But often the future is blurred to us; it is unknown. Therefore when we place our hope in something it is heavily linked to trust - we are ascribing to this thing, or this person, a reliability, a trustworthiness, an ability to do what we can't. Hope believes that life will not always remain as it is, whether on the small scale of days and weeks, or on a larger scale. Hope looks towards something.


When I place my hope in God I am saying - it is He who holds my past, present and future. And nothing is impossible for Him.

A few more thoughts on hope can be found in
this entry.

Today: 4/10, medium
Yesterday: 3/10, medium

3 comments:

Becoming Me said...

This was a beautiful read. I'm glad I found your blog and so thankful for the sweet comments you made on mine.

Hazel said...

Thank you for taking part in our Salt challenge with this beautiful crafting and for your comments on hope.

mamaluke said...

Amen to that! Praise God that the hope of our souls is in the Lord Jesus Christ, the one who secures our salvation, who knows every need and feels our pain. Thank you for joining in, such a precious layout.

"The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people."- Richard Foster