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.