It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 30, Book 20

H.O.P.E.  -- hold on, pain ends.

September 30th - Keep hope in your life

There is no love without hope. no hope without love.  And neither love nor hope without faith.

Saint Augustine=

Hope is a four letter word that is meant to change how we live our lives.  We should never be with hope in our lives.  And yet we get stressed out anxious and despair over our present situation.

Hope that things will turn out for the best is something we all need to hang on to.  The virtue of hope is relying not on ourselves but on the grace of God.  It is steadfast and true and does not disappoint.because it doesn’t have anything to do with us or our outside circumstances. 

We can do nothing to earn it because it’s already been freely given .  So it’s time to get your HOPE ON. To fight the negativity.  Its time to have faith so we can hope and then go love the people in our lives.

Having hope doesn’t mean everything that hurts or is scary instantly disappears.  It means being open to feeling your fear and admitting that you have no idea what the next step will be like, but you are going to stop assuming the worst.  Because living a life without hope is a surefire path to getting physically ill because the pain festers within.

Feeling hopeful guards against falling in to the trap that present problems equal problems in your future. It keeps us going even on those days when it seems we’ll never bounce back.

Hope matters because it’s more than surviving the current storm, it’s doing something to get out of it.  It’s an energy motivating us to move towards the better times that hopefully lie ahead.

Never lose hope.  Storms make people stonier and never last forever.

Roy T. Bennett


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We need hope, or else we cannot endure. Encourage one another.

Martha said...

I am feeling hopeful for so many things right now.

Mevely317 said...

I remember as a little girl watching something about this huge ship called HOPE. (Later learned it was a hospital vessel ... what a great name, no?) I guess I'm fortunate, because even in my life's lowest moments I've never given up hope.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Hope is wonderful

betty said...

So true that hope gives us the energy motivating us to the better times ahead. And for the most part there are always better times ahead!


jack69 said...

I agree with you, living without hope can make one physically sick. Hope stirs the soul to action.
Love you lady
Sherry & jack down in Florida still...