“Hang in there.”
In my depression and despair my heart cried, “Hang in there till when, till what? What does my future hold?” I often feel at a loss as to where to place my hope for the future. As much as I know it would be good for me to have some future goals and dreams, something to work toward, I find it impossible to think much farther than the next day or week. What can I say? I was made to complement a dreamer, not be the dreamer.
I miss my dreamer. I miss his hugs, his stimulating conversations, his protection, his presence, his heat, his touch, his love, his enthusiasm, his help . . . each one of those words creates a picture in my mind and his loss, my loss, makes my heart ache.
Do I have the hope of being that fulfilled part of a whole again? Dare I let myself hope?
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Ps.43:5
“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” Ps. 31:24
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;” Ps. 33:18
“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” Ps. 119:114
“The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” Lam 3:24
Hope in God, hope in the LORD, hope in His mercy, Hope in His Word, Hope in Him . . . I have hope.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jer 29:11
His thoughts are of peace, mine should be too.