Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Reflections: Hope

What is hope?   To me, hope is the belief that no matter how bad life seems in the moment, there are better things ahead of us.   Through the past couple of years, I often couldn't see the joy that lay ahead of us while in the middle of sadness and grief.   Because of my faith, I knew that I was promised better days after the storms of life, and I struggled to hold onto that faith and promise on the darkest days.   Looking back, I know that I would not have made it to this point without that hope and faith.   I still believe that there are better days of joy ahead of us in this life and after.  I just love this song, and I want to always remember the words that have meant so much to me this past year.

Hope In Front Me

By: Danny Gokey

I've been running through rain

That I thought would never end
Trying to make it on faith
In a struggle against the wind
I've seen the dark and the broken places
But I know in my soul
No matter how bad it gets
I'll be alright

There's hope in front of me

There's a light, I still see it
There's a hand still holding me
Even when I don't believe it
I might be down but I'm not dead
There's better days still up ahead
Even after all I've seen
There's hope in front of me

There's a place at the end of the storm

You finally find
Where the hurt and the tears and the pain
All fall behind
{Listen to the song here.}

Lamentations 3:20-23
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.

May you find this hope today in the promises of better things to come.


  1. I pray for renewed hope for you Sherry. Hope is a really hard thing to hold onto when you are in the midst of grief.

  2. This was a beautiful and really inspiring post. Did you make the little motivational quote pieces or did you copy them from somewhere else? Because either way they are really nice. I had a rough day today and even though I did actually read this 2 weeks ago, it was nice to read it again today. It really did give me hope. So how about that?!


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