Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2019/11/holding-on-to-hope.html
“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 RSV)
Hope is a necessity for real living, but especially in a wounded [or broken] moment. As Christians, we can have the hope and expectation that life will be good again. It may not be the same, but it can be good again. Hope is belief in possibility. It is not unrealistic optimism that everything will work out and things will be like they were before. It is confidence and faith that however things turnout, God will be with us, will see us through, and will bring healing.
Hope comes out of resurrection faith, the faith that no matter how bad things get, God is in the midst working with us for good. That’s what Paul was saying in Romans: “In everything God works for good…”
Hold on to your hope!
— James W. Moore and Bob J. Moore in “Lord, Give Me Patience!… And Give It to Me Right Now!”