Several weeks ago a friend of mine on Facebook posted about how depressing the circumstances in her and her families lives had been lately. It was a somewhat of a rant but you could tell she needed to get things off her chest and I don’t blame her.
We all have those times when we need to vent and just be done with it. What struck me though about her post was that she ended it stating that really there was no hope and no way that anything was ever going to change and she and her family were just toast. To see that someone has absolutely no hope, that too me is far more serious than anything she wrote about.
I know this woman fairly well and she has zero faith in a “higher power” and to see how she faces struggles with this no hope attitude is just scary. There is always hope. I know when I face hard times and trust me I have faced some serious bad times (some of my own making and some not) and I have always had hope that it’s going to be okay. What makes the difference is GOD. I have not been let down by God in this and I don’t expect to be. I trust that he has me in any situation, even if I can’t see it.
I realize that I’m coming from a 1st world perspective and many people will point out. That I live a privileged life compared to some and I see that. However, I have meet and heard countless stories of people far less “privileged” than I and their hope and faith in God far outshines mine.
I am not a preacher or even a teacher so I have limited ability to really “preach” to someone but I have my story and that is sufficient. One of these days I will divulge it all but until then just know that I have traversed the rocky paths and found that you can come out the other side. You might be a little worn and rough around the edges a bit but you can still stand knowing you have a savior fighting for you by your side.