You may not agree with the title of this post....
You may be questioning what hope is....
You may be in a zone where you feel your hope has been killed....
Whatever your position, whatever your thoughts, I really...um....hope this all makes an ounce of sense at the end of my rambling...here goes!
According to www.thefreedictionary.com kill and hope have the following meanings:
HOPE: Something that is wished for or desired; to wish for something with the expectation of its fulfilment; to look forward to with confidence and expectation.
KILL: To put to death; to put an end to/distinguish; to cause extreme pain or discomfort; to destroy and deprive of life.
Two very different words with two very different meanings....but all too often grouped together when circumstance feels tough!
Whilst I know our feelings can dictate how we view hope in our lives dependant on our circumstances, the deep rooted truth is....hope can NEVER be killed! As long as you are breathing, as long as you have life, as long as you choose to keep going, as long as you grasp to believe truth over feeling, as long as you choose truth over what circumstance may be saying....there is ALWAYS hope...and it's very much alive...in us, around and through us!
Don't let negative thoughts steal your joy...steal your hope!
Stand firm in knowing Gods word speaks of the Holy Spirit giving us, filling us, and being our hope....there's nothing we can do to change that...just soak it in and rest in knowing hope cannot be killed....hope will prevail!
Hope - believing in what you have yet to see....waiting patiently as the circumstance unravels...as Gods light shines through.....Hope....alive and in us!
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in Hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in Prayer!
Be Blessed :-)