Always, the unknown exists, bringing times of joy, heartbreak and everything in between. Life does that, over and over — laughter and fun, followed by tough stuff that sneaks in when we least expect it. Each time, we can sink as the waves crash down or learn to swim–asking for help and hope along the way.
Hope walks in all types of ways:a whisperearth-shaking like booming thundera hint of yellow light or red skya line in a song or a poema stranger’s wordsa prayera hug from a loved onea place you’d least expect (like on the bumper sticker stuck on the car that cut you off)the stories of others
While hope doesn’t air lift us from our troubles and place us on a lush island, free of sickness, war, poverty and daily challenges, it helps us to believe this uncomfortable-growing-stretching-sometimes-devastating space may not last forever. Maybe we’re not alone. Maybe there’s more to life than what we see at this moment. Maybe there’s something to learn.
Life happens in all its mystery, full of adventure, sadness and beauty. We find we’re a little more bruised up from life’s challenges, yet somehow wiser, stronger and braver than we knew we could be.
When we let go and search, begging, trusting God and even waiting for it to show up, hope walks right in the door.
Where else do you find hope?