Anticipation, day dreaming and utopia are synonyms for hope. Like an anxious child eager to open presents on Christmas morning, hope is like a promise waiting to be unwrapped. The only problem is sometimes the hype doesn’t live up to your own expectations.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer, Romans 12:12.
When desires are unfulfilled, a wave of agony, dire and sadness replace inner joy. In these moments of disappointment, its easy to overreact. However, if you are not careful, heart-break can lead to depression. If healing does not occur, hope can fade like the setting sun.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit, Psalm 34:18.
If this blog finds you down in the dumps or recovering from a broken heart, the Bible provides two words of encouragement. The first urges individuals to rely on prayer in times of trouble. Prayer serves as a source of hope. Meanwhile, if your spirit has been crushed by a relationship, tragedy or uncertainty don’t lose hope. God promises to surround you with either angels, friends or strangers to get you through the tough times in life.
by Jay Mankus