Finding Hope In A Hopeless Place

Ever find yourself in a hopeless place? Where you can’t see a way out of or through a situation? When it seems nothing will ever change or nothing seems to help? I know I have and if you’ve experienced this feeling, you know there is no place worse to be than a place without hope. So, where can we find hope?

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And The Greatest Of These Is Love

“Love guides us into maintaining faith and holding on to hope, and when we do that, love helps us to see others as precious treasures to be loved. By choice. Not by feelings. Without love, we fan the flame of hatred. Without love, we fuel the fire of intolerance. Without love, we are nothing and gain nothing. Without love, we will struggle to endure through every circumstance.”

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Now More Than Ever

So what is it you need now more than ever? Do you need hope more than you did in the past? Face to face social interaction with people other than the ones who share your address? Maybe your “need now more than ever” is peace. Strength? Does it vary from day to day like me?

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Is It Okay To Not Be Okay?

You see the impatience in their eyes. Inwardly you sigh, paste on a smile and reply, “Okay. Hoping to find what I need today.” And so it goes. They walk away to carry on with their day, you walk away feeling empty. The weight of the world presses in on your chest making it difficult for you to draw a full breath. You’re not okay. As a matter of fact, you’re the complete opposite of okay! Why did you just say you were when clearly you’re not?

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The Middle

When I start something new, I have this crazy thought like “Oh this will be fun!” Anyone relate? I also love completing a project or reaching a goal. To see the idea come to fruition is a beautiful, rewarding and greatly satisfying moment. But, between the excitement of starting and the satisfaction of completion, is the middle!

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Hope In …?

What or who do you put your hope in? Where do you find your hope? A relationship? The stock market? The amount of “likes” on your Social Media posts? Or maybe you put your hope in your job or college degree. Yourself?

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Coming Out Of The Darkness

Ever get scared in the night? In the dark, our imaginations can run wild and things can seem scarier than they actually are. Every little thing becomes a monster. Typical minor problems feel overwhelmingly impossible to deal with in the dead of the night then in the light of day. And in those foreboding moments, has anyone ever told you that things will look better in the morning? Why is that? The darkness shrouds reality and twists it into something hideous. Unrecognizable. Unmanageable. When in truth —in the light—it’s not that terrifying, not so unmanageable.

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On The Road That Leads To Nowhere

All roads lead somewhere—right? And other than the ones that are clearly marked with a ‘dead-end’ sign on them, they do. Even if we turn down a wrong street, it will take us somewhere—maybe not where we want to go, but somewhere! But have you ever felt like you were going down a road that led to nowhere?

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