Is Hope Wearing Thin?

If asked to rate where on this list you’d place the importance of hope, how would you respond?

  • Air
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Hope

Would it show up on your list without coaching? When facing a survival situation, what role does hope play?Hope and Basket

That’s one of the questions addressed in a new release–Ragged Hope, Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices. Within the pages are stories of people like you and me walking through the aftermath and paying the consequences for someone else’s bad decision.

Hope can take a beating in the dailies of those consequences. It gets worn around the edges, tattered, loses its luster, grows thin like a toddler’s favorite blanket dragged through one too many adventures.

By contrast, the Bible describes the hope God gives as anchor-like. “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,” Hebrews 6:19 NIV. The Common English Bible expresses it this way: “This hope, which is a safe and secure anchor for our whole being, enters the sanctuary behind the curtain.”

Behind the curtain! So, that’s where hope was hiding.

A safe and secure anchor no matter what storm is raging around us.

If your hope seems too weathered to be much help right now, please be assured that from God’s side, it is as solid as ever. You can depend on it.