Monday, October 8, 2012

Hope...

"yet now there is hope in Israel in spite of all this"
-Ezra 10:2

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"...in spite of all this..."

in spite of the biggest messes we can make,
in spite of the worst that can happen,
in spite of disappointments and dead-ends,
mistakes and mis-steps,

There Is Hope.

What reassuring, resuscitating, no-matter-what Words

They come on the heels of Israel's utter unfaithfulness, going head to head with God's unflinching faithfulness...guess which one wins.

Hope indeed

How many times have I come to the end of my rope, head hung low, beggar's hands held out, hardly daring to hope for an Ear to hear, for my Savior to save for the seventy times seventh time...yet every time, without fail, underscored by unimaginable mercy, powered by a Love consumed with His beloved, He comes, help comes,

Hope comes

in spite of myself
in spite of it all

thanks be to God
 
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"Why are cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God."
-Psalm 42:11

1 comment:

  1. Yes. Yes a million times.
    In spite of it all....that all
    can be so heavy
    and dark
    and foreboding
    but the hope shines brighter
    and stronger
    and more powerful
    and we scoop it close to heart
    and hang on
    and it doesn't let go
    of us.
    He doesn't let go.
    Can there be anything more true?
    -Jennifer

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