Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hope Thou In God

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance”. (Psalms 42:5)

Hope is knowing that there is something out there for you and you are expecting it to happen. Hope is different from faith. Faith is holding firmly onto hope. Faith is the confidence that that which is hoped for will happen. Faith is the power that sustains hope when what is hoped for seems physically unlikely. Hope is the expectation for something in the future.

It is good to hope for something.
There is something more out there for you.
You are not finished yet.

Some people think that it is better not to be too hopeful about anything in life. They say that since there is no guarantee that what you are hoping for will come to pass, and that in order for you not to get hurt or disappointed in a thing in case it does not happen as you hoped for, that it is better to not hope for anything in life. They say, “Whatever will be, will be”. But you see, it costs more to live in hopelessness than in hope. Hopelessness will steal your self-worth; will steal your confidence, cause you not to dream and make you feel like a loser. Hopelessness will make your life a misery; a sad life.

Think about living without expectations in life. Think about living and not knowing your future will be bright. Think about getting into a relationship and not knowing what will become of it. Think about starting a course and thinking you might not finish well. Think about starting a business and thinking it will collapse. Think about setting out on a journey and not knowing whether you will get there. A life without hope is a life of misery.

Without hope, you do not have a future. Hope paints a picture of tomorrow. Hope makes you a fighter. Hope makes you look out for answers and solutions. It keeps you going. Hope keeps your spirit energetic. Hope makes you want to make all the sacrifices. the joy of living is in your hope for a great future.