Monday, February 9, 2009

Regaining hope

I'm starting to regain hope. The last few years have been difficult, but our wonderful family and friends, thankfully, have shown me and my husband incredible support. Things were pretty bleak, having little money, sometimes being out of work, struggling with illness, etc. I'm relatively good at finding the silver lining among the crap, but there were times when the negatives seemed to overwhelmingly outweigh the positives. So my hope stayed, but it was challenged like it's never been challenged before. Now, as things finally start to fall into place, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and answers to my prayers are coming, I'm trying to regain hope. I'm trying to remind myself, that things will be okay. But it's difficult--I'm scared of returning to the bleakness. But thankfully I'm slowly regaining hope, and with hope comes faith that gives me power to go forward with confidence and an assurance.

As many of you, with this recession and the burden of illness, are on the brink of a possibly difficult future, just remember there is hope. Replace fear with hope and it can fill you and carry you.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us...But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (Romans 8:18, 25)