A friend and I were recently talking about when people lose hope and become depressed and even suicidal. As a social worker, one of my professors taught me that one of my roles is to come alongside people and bring them hope when they feel hopeless. As a Christian, I am called to do the same, be hope to the hopeless. But what about when I am the one that has lost hope? What about those times that my focus seems so dimmed or blurry that I am loosing hope?
Regardless of what I am called to do, my hope must be firmly anchored in the Lord. He is the one that gave me the gifts and talents and He is the one that has given me the plans and purpose He designed me to complete. There are times in all of our lives that what we want, what we have been working for seems so far away, lost, or worse stolen from us. However God knows everything and knew what we would face in walking through life.
So when my focused purpose seems hopeless, I look to the One who gave it to me. In my weakness, God is strong. When my hope fails, He remains faithful. He will not bring me to anything to fail. It may look like it in the natural, but His ways are higher than mine, so I have to keep my hope in Him. When all hell comes against me and my purpose, I have to keep my Hope in the One that overcame Hell and gave me purpose. I have to keep my hope focused on the Lord and know that regardless of what things look like, He has a plan for it all.
This blog is part of a #Write31Days series on Focus with prompts by #FMFParty. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day. Five Minute Fridays provides prompts and encourages writers to free write for five minutes on the prompt.