When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, October 15, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 15

True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome.  True hope responds to the real world, to real life; it is an active effort.
Walter Anderson

Oh, I like that, "an active effort".  This year has been a year of learning for me.  A year of discovery.  Often, it has been things I would rather not know, nevertheless, I AM learning and it IS an active effort on my part to keep hope alive.   I think that hope can be easy to take for granted.  For me, it was something that I thought I should have, if I just had faith enough, or courage enough, or testimony enough.  I didn't realize that I could choose to have hope, even when everything else was in short supply.
Hope is a choice, but when you choose it, you have to be willing to wait awhile.  I have discovered that prayers are seldom answered right at the moment that I ask.  I usually need to be willing to wait and listen, hoping that things will turn out for the best.  This month, as I have struggled to put forth the effort to find hope, I am feeling the subtle whispers stirring within.  I am breathing in the moment and letting it go, and loving the feeling of hope again.    

1 comment:

  1. Hope is a choice and I loved your thoughts today. I am so enjoying reading your posts on hope.