When we can’t see through the black of night, God brings us hope on dark days. We can rest in Him as we wait, knowing His love is unfailing.
“The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
I was absolutely miserable. For several weeks my husband John and I had been speaking in Africa. It had been a tremendous time but now my body was shutting down. I was exhausted mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Stuck in a middle seat on a packed international flight home, I could barely move.
As I sat in my misery, I began to think about one of my adult children. (Our kids were all in college or working.) I had a sense of unease about this child. How was this child really doing? Was there a problem that needed attention? What if there were? As I considered my child, the more anxious I became. Fueled by exhaustion, a possible problem grew and grew in my imagination. What if…? Imagination which led to near panic and a loss of hope. Thoroughly depleted I cried out to the Lord,
The answer that came was not audible, but it was abundantly clear and unmistakably from Him.
Two simple words: “Remember Me.”
In my exhaustion, my problem had become so big in my head that I lost perspective and hope floundered. The reality was that I had forgotten who God was. Forgotten how very much He loved my child and knew my child much better than I did. Forgotten that He was working in ways I could not see.
What I needed was a refreshment of HOPE.
Perhaps you too experience times when you lose hope. Most of us will, over and over again.
What will help us walk through these “hopeless” times?