That vivid picture of that burned-out mountain shack, that old man, the weeping child, and those words "God ain't dead" keep returning to my mind. Instead of it being a reminder of the despair of life, it has come to be a reminder of hope!
“Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith”
~ Robert Brault
I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. So I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the Lord.” I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ~Lamentations 3:18-23
Hope can and does exist because it is not found in us but in God!
"Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Growing in Hope Together...