I have several friends who are expecting a fresh wind of change, marking great things to come. Don’t you love that? It’s a perspective of hope.
I talk with plenty of individuals who see life from the other side of the spectrum, waiting for the darkest of days to strike. They are infected with hopelessness, spreading the toxic contagion as if, it’s their sole purpose. Hopelessness leads to a dead-end in every arena of life.
The thing is . . . hope is an invisible but tangible gift from God . . . always present, despite what anyone says or thinks.
I’ve experienced hope when it does not make sense, when everything seems upside down, when everyone says it’s all over. But. Hope says: With God, nothing is impossible!
While it’s simplistic, I’ve learned the best way to approach life is to cross the line and choose hope, regardless of what’s seen, felt, or thought in the moment.
I love the picture of Moses, the leader of God’s people in the ancient days, standing between hopelessness and hope. God provided a way to hope with a strong wind: Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land (Exodus 14:21, NLT).
The people entered God’s plan of hope when they took the first step. It was their choice as it is our choice to stay in hopelessness or to enter the way of hope.
The beginning of something new in the midst of hopelessness occurs when we take the first step across the line and walk on the pathway where the fresh wind of hope is blowing.
Will you step in? The wind is blowing.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)