Friday, October 4, 2013
If you watch as things occur around you, you see and sense all that is good and wrong with this world. You see trajedies unfolding. Your heart breaks causing doubt to stir up within. On the other side, you can also see the beauty that still exists and is very much alive. Such is life. It's bittersweet. But, something in my heart tells me that this is not all there is. I will not lose hope for a better tomorrow or even a better today. There have been times when my life seemed to be falling apart. Times when my faith may have been shaken. God always saw me through each trial. I can't and won't give up or give in. You mustn't lose hope either. We all need encouragement and we need to raise each other up as much as possible.
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."
"We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you."
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:11-12 says:
"And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope we are very bold."
By the Grace of God, let us keep our faith and hope alive. Let us be bold.
Gungor, Beautiful Things