Isaiah 40:31: 31 But those who hope in the lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Lately, I find myself somewhat apathetic. I am tired of the pandemic and its associated hype. The community activities I once enjoyed are reduced or cancelled completely, some never to return. I am not happy with the political climate and national issues. I hear myself saying “I don’t care.” It is easy to get caught up in all the negativity.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

So maybe it’s time to turn our focus to the hope that God brings to us. Hope is a gift. Hope is the seed that grows to enthusiasm for moving forward with courage. Hope shines a light on the possibilities of better days to come. Hope is positive.

Mark 10:27: Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’

A Prayer for Hope:
Heavenly Father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. There are times when I feel weak and helpless. I pray for hope for a better future. I need hope for love and kindness. I pray to be filled with your light of hope and to know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be. Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and service. In your name, I pray,