In Others’ Words: Eternal Hope

Always Hope 2015

There are some days that I need to lean into hope more than other days. Not just for myself … I’m hoping for the ones I love.

Hoping for new beginnings.

Hoping for healing.

Hoping for dreams to come true.

Hoping for life to be easier . . . or more satisfying . . .  for the pieces to fall into place in a way that makes sense.

And yet, hoping doesn’t make it so. 

Hopes are dashed . . . prayers go unanswered . . . or the longed for yes is a no.

And still I hope. Not in myself, or in some other person to make things right. Sure, sometimes I can fix what’s wrong. Sometimes I can’t. Sometimes someone else knows just what to say or do … and then again, sometimes the one person my hopes are pinned on fails me utterly.

Ever heard the saying “Hope springs eternal?”

The real question is why? Why do I hope? Why do you hope?

My hope is anchored to the eternal God. My hopes aren’t always realized. But God never fails me. 

In Others’ Words: What are you hoping for today? Where are your hopes anchored? And if you’d like to share a prayer request, I’d be honored to pray for you.

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9 Comments

  1. October 6, 2015, 7:01 am   /  Reply

    I nurture the hope that there is yet a reason for hope.

  2. October 6, 2015, 8:06 am   /  Reply

    Where our hope is anchored makes all the difference. Anchoring our hope in God doesn’t remove the hard stuff of life, but it gives us a place to rest. I’m hoping to become more of who God created me to be. Not to get all spiritual-like, but that’s where I am right now. Waking up late, having a bit of a rough morning with the kids . . . I’m reminded of how limited I am when I try to do this life in my own strength. I’m hoping in my busy days, that I will have eyes to see God’s presence with me. When I don’t see Him, I become so weary. Okay, sorry this is rambling. but I hope I kind of shared my thoughts. 😉

    • October 6, 2015, 9:51 am   /  Reply

      I always appreciate glimpses into real life moments of everone’s lives, Jeanne, which is just what you did.
      Rough days happen to us all. Sometimes one at a time — and sometimes in rapid succession that overwhelms us.
      We need hope for both.

  3. October 6, 2015, 1:19 pm   /  Reply

    Right this minute, I’m hoping my nephew’s surgery goes well and he has no complications following a very serious operation. But regardless, I do know God is in charge and He loves my nephew more than I do.

    • October 7, 2015, 8:56 am   /  Reply

      Praying for your nephew, Pat. I do hope things are going well.

  4. October 6, 2015, 3:20 pm   /  Reply

    When I finally met her, I liked the relative I was named after, but didn’t like my name’s meaning–sorrow and pain. So part of my pen name when I needed one and prayed for one is Hope. Today I learned that “Asha,” the name of my longstanding friend from India who with her husband just completed an amazing visit was here, means “Hope.” And their 4-syllable last name means “God is real.” It doesn’t get much better than that.

    • October 7, 2015, 8:58 am   /  Reply

      I do love the meaning of names — and embracing the meanings of our names or, at times, renaming ourselves so that our names reflect who we truly are. You are filled with HOPE, Dee.

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