Let Me feel Hope - Please?

Too many, too long have lived at hell's doors.

Visiting the vestibule of hell is surely a metaphor to living without hope. For, hell holds no hope.

Torment is present while hope is absent.

Hopelessness becomes its own tomb.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick. (Proverbs 13:12)

A Christian wit, but also a man of hope once reflected:

Our hope lies not in the man we put on the moon, but in the man we put on the Cross.  ~Don Basham

Dear God, Please give me the strength to hope. Turn my bleak thoughts into gentle encouragement. Let me feel hope and believe that all is not lost. And finally, allow that hope to fuel my courage to carry on. Amen. (Betty Taylor)

A Christian genius, likewise a man of hope once reflected:

Hope is the constancy of faith. ~ John Calvin

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Hope is keeping grip on the truth that God's plans for me are better by far than my expectations or foresights.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)

Today's Soul Snippet:

'Grace has long arms'. ~ anon

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