You may be in a situation where you feel like you’ve lost everything–everything you’ve worked for, dreamed of, hoped for. While you watch everything go up in smoke, rest assured that of all the virtues for progression, HOPE is the greatest. Hope is not a guarantee that everything will turn out perfect, but, rather, it is the expansion of the mind to fathom the possibilities of that which IS, but is yet to come. It, in essence, encompasses FAITH, the “evidence of things not yet seen.”.
Without hope, we cannot generate WILL and without WILL we will succumb to the treachery of our world.
Hope is what you hold on to when your employers gives you the boot; when you’ve just spent your last buck and your mortgage is due; when your children go astray, and you pray for their deliverance; hope is what you maintain when your relationship is on the rocks; and when friends and loved ones fail you. Hope is what you believe in when medicine fails and the doctor tells you, you will surely die.
You have to hope. Keep hope alive, hope that every dream, every fight, every struggle will not be wasted. Keep hope alive so that your sons and daughters can receive the legacy of your hands.
Bless your hearts with the sincerest of hope for future endeavors and successes. HOPE is all you have when all else disappears. Hold on to HOPE. Hope for HOPE—every day. Believe in HOPE.
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“My neighbor heard my screams and told me that I am a battered woman, and I needed to call this number she gave me. I hesitated to call, but finally did, and to my surprise the counselor said to me, “When you come here you will think you are married to all these husbands”. No my husband is a Jehovah Witness, “I thought in my mind”! I saw there was no difference when I went to the shelter. Well, I decided that I needed to go for help….I needed help! Emotionally and financially!…So I left everything behind with my children to live in the shelter. They helped me with food and shelter. The brothers [from the church] didn’t help me at all. They still didn’t disfellowship him [my ex husband], even knowing the truth. You just don’t go to a shelter for nothing.”