Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the
Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!—Psalm 27:14 TPT
Last week when I left for work, I was surprised to discover a thick fog had enveloped the DC
Metropolitan area. Visibility was difficult and even with headlights on, I found it challenging to see the road in front of me. With a lack of perspective, the drive to work seemed to take forever. I had to intentionally navigate my way to the office since it was so hard to see the traffic signal overhead and to safely make left turns. Once I had settled into my workday routine, I looked out my office window and noticed the fog had suddenly lifted and visibility had returned to normal.
Most of us at one time or another have experienced a fog of uncertainty as we travel along life’s journey. It is easy at times like this to want to give up or lose heart when hopelessness and despair want to settle in.
Maybe you were furloughed and can’t seem to get a new job, or you have a job but are miserable from the lack of appreciation from coworkers. So many individuals are challenged by the circumstances they now face due to the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic.
When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream
comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.—Proverbs 13:12 TPT
Don’t lose hope my friend. We are all tempted to give up and throw in the towel. Statistics show that divorce rates will go drastically lower when the couple is committed to work steadily through their marital issues.
Employees eventually see the tables turn in the work environment when they steadfastly press on with a hopeful attitude. Entrepreneurs reap the reward of growth when they work hard through challenges and steadily overcome them.
And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we
don’t get discouraged and give up.—Galatians 6:9 TLB
In the darkness of despair and hopelessness we sometimes are faced with in life, we can put our hope in God who promises to never disappoint or let us down. He is directing our steps and leading us in the way we should go. He has plans to give us a future and a hope. (See Jeremiah 29:11) In due course, the fog of uncertainty will lift. So, no matter what challenges come your way, hold onto hope and ask God to make you a vessel of His hope for others.
I wait [hope] for the Lord to help me [my soul hopes], and I trust [hope in] his word.—Psalm 130:5 EXB