It seems that all my brain has the power to do these days, outside of the normal things I need to accomplish, is just write for 5 minutes. So today, I’m going to write for 5 minutes on my own word choice and hit publish. No edits. No backtracking. Just my own personal train of thought. . . . .here we go.
Hope seems like such a big word to me these days. There are times I feel I am full of hope and yet, for the most part, I find myself struggling to hang on to just a thread of it. I know the promises. I see the project. And like Pastor Scott shared on Sunday, sometimes we have to maintain faith, maintain hope even through the difficulties of seeing the completed work. I think that’s where I’ve been lately–struggling with the project, the process. I remember when hope seemed so easy to have, to maintain. Lately I feel as if I have had to really stir it up inside so that it doesn’t die out. Ever had those moments – the ones where you feel like if you don’t stir just one more time, it will disappear? Thankfully I realize that it’s a moment – a passing moment – and I know there is hope. I know there will be a fulfillment of every promise He has ever made. So I will wait patiently. I will work diligently. I will trust unswervingly. And I will hope.