“Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.” (Psalms 130: 7)
Don’t give up hope. Don’t let go of the heart that is open to God’s purpose and His loving care. Do give up a belief that matter and human circumstances can tell you how you should feel and what your prospects should be. This is effectively walling yourself in and giving up, expecting the worst, or at the very least settling for less than what your life can be and what it has to give.
Open the window. Let the dove of hope fly in on a refreshing breeze, and show you the great sky outside, the infinitude of freedom and promise at hand. Let hope reveal that God’s mercy is bigger than matter’s walls of despair, and that His redemption, His rescue and restoration, is at hand and “plenteous.”
Hope is your angel, and it is not a difficult one to find. This quality of thought is ready for us at all times, because we are truly built to believe in good. The mortal mind may try to convince us otherwise–that life is hard, depressing, dangerous. But our hearts truly want to believe in a better idea. We can look deep within and find that we aren’t willing to give up, because something inside tells us that good prevails, that we deserve better. It tells us we are willing to give up anger and fear, for Love and peace.
God is here to deliver you from your own despair. Let that sliver of hope light the darkness and keep your focus on that slim beam of promise. It will expand, and inspire, leading you naturally to a beautiful day. And that hope remembered with gratitude, will help you guide others into the promised land of plenty as well.
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