Hope is essential to life. Like a stream that nourishes its surrounding flora and fauna, a necessity and life giving balm.
The one thing that can carry a lost soul through the valley of sadness. Can make a broken heart love again. It’s hope. Can give families the bravery to open their hearts to love a child that they may or may not get to call their own. To encourage a person who has been diagnosed with a life altering illness the will to fight and believe that they will be victorious in the end. The man who has been beaten down by life circumstances that have brought him to his knees in desperation. Hope is the one thing that can bring a person through it all.
After countless interviews of the people who survived the ravaging, soul crushing experience of the nazi death camps the one common theme was that of HOPE. Those who held on to hope at all costs, are the ones who survived. The ones who believed they would make it; that God was guiding them, protecting them, those that knew their families were waiting for them. Those who had the hope of a new life and future. They made it.
The same goes for you and me. When you feel like the risk is too great for the possibility of reward, remember hope.
When you feel the world whisper that defeat is just around the corner. Hold on to hope.
When you know that your heart is on the line, and you know deep down that one more break would cripple you forever. Trust in hope.
May God give you the hope that your heart needs to be victorious in your current circumstances.