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 22, 2012

31 Days of Hope - Day 22

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door 
in the face of God. 
 ~Charles L. Allen~

I found this saying today, and it really struck me.  I have lost hope before.  I have felt alone and lonely.  I have felt like there was no way that I could endure the trials that surrounded me.  I have felt so far away from God.  But, until I read this one sentence, I never realized that I was the one slamming the door in His face.  It always seemed as if the circumstances were against me, as if life conspired to be not fair, as if God did not listen.  In actuality, He never left me.  I was the one who turned away.  I didn't do it on purpose.  I didn't do it knowingly, but neverless, it was a choice that I made to lose my hope in Him.  I forgot that He knows everything and it happens in His time and in His way.  Somehow, I forgot that the most important part of hope is simply trust.  


  1. Amen to this one. It is true that hope is simply to trust. I have also been there; but I soon found out that our Heavenly Father never leaves us alone; he does hear and answer prayers. We either close the door or don't hear the reply.

  2. I have found the same thing in my life. It isn't easy to realize that sometimes He has His own timing and it is not the same as ours. Thank you for reading and commenting!!