"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."
~ Hebrews 10: 23
So much of what I hear from people is that there seems to be a general loss of hope among people. "I've lost hope in..." seems to be on the lips and minds of many. I wish I could say that I was always hopeful, but if I were completely truthful, I would have to say that there are times when I have steuggled with this as well.
We are reminded that we are to hope in the Lord. There is no better a time where that hope became reality than on that day that Christ was born.
There was a lot going on. Struggles were real, just like they are now. Imagine how hopeless a young pregnant woman felt as each door that opened, she and her husband were told, "No."
We all know something about that. We are told, "No," when it comes to a possible treatment when our health insurance changes.
We are told "No," because we have already been judged because of they way we look.
We are told, "No," time and time again throughout our life. I think that's why God's presence is needed more than ever.
We need to remember that the things of this world will pass away, but the love of God endures forever.
Remaining hopeful, and to experience hopefulness is something that we can experience each day. It begins with our willingness to say, "Yes," to God.
That is something we can always do.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.