We live in a culture that produces hopelessness. We can see the evidence of this in the anxiety and depression rates we have in the US. Faced with chaotic realities, where the loudest voice defines truth, where the expectation is that we can do it all and have it all, we are rarely satisfied. Seldom do we allow ourselves to rest in the presence of God.
When I get swept into this vortex, my soul has little time to catch up to my body. It is not a wonder that I feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and unsettled. These are signs for me to slow down. If I am to be the person that God wants me to be, I need hope. Hope is a good thing and one thing that I can’t live without. Hope is given to me freely if I just slow down and ask through prayer.
Man can live forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope.Unknown
Lord, show me Your light, allowing me to bring beautiful hope to those in my life today.