I have this hope…

As I walk this great unknown
Questions come and questions go
Was there purpose for the pain?
Did I cry these tears in vain?

I don’t want to live in fear
I want to trust that You are near
Trust Your grace can be seen
In both triumph and tragedy

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go

By Tenth Avenue North. Great song. Beautiful music. Truth. Then it comes home. Then my, or your, world needs to hear these words. Needs to know these words. Needs to believe these words. I have this hope. The cancer I’m experiencing. The pain you’re living through. We have to have hope. Without hope what we are experiencing is crushing. Can’t get out of bed in the morning type crushing. Without hope we feel like we’ve been tossed onto an island to suffer. Alone. Does anyone know what I’m going through? Does anyone really care? Without hope our minds can debilitate. Without hope our minds can crush. Without hope we are lost. The Bible speaks extensively about hope. About the importance of hope. Hope is deep. Hope is not the shallowness we sometimes attach to that word. I “hope” I get better. I “hope” the pain goes away. Hope is a depth of confidence that we will make it through what we are going through. No matter what it is. Hope puts our eyes on a bigger goal. For me Hope gives me the comfort that all that I’m experiencing will go away. How? Don’t know. But true hope looks past the now. My target. My hope. Is Jesus. Someday – 5 years, 15 years, 25 years, or more. Someday I have the true hope that I will experience Jesus. That hope for the future takes any fear I have today and removes it. I don’t have to fear the future. I know my future. Because of my hope. Jesus is near. Jesus is my hope. #mystoryforhisglory

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