Hope {Five Minute Friday}

This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.

 

 

I have found that it is easy to let hope be your guide when skies are blue, the sun is shining and all is well in your world, but when the worst happens, when the storm clouds start rolling in, what is your first reaction?  Is it one of hope and of you standing on God’s promises, or does your mind go off into all the bad things that “could” happen?  I have two answers to this.  When it is a personal experience I tend to way in on the side of entertaining those dark thoughts of terrible outcomes and the things that go bump in the night, but when I have a little distance, as in it’s not happening directly to me, I find it is much easier to let hope win out and guide me through the situation.  I think that is a  testament to God.  He places extra people around you during those hard times, people who have some distance from the given situation, in order to help guide you back towards hope.  Your turn?  What is your gut reaction to the unthinkable?

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Hope {Five Minute Friday}

  1. I think all of us if we are being honest fall into fear and “worst case scenario” mode at first when we facing hard things – but if we give ourselves room and not be too hard on ourselves, when we remember all that He is – hope kicks in, faith starts to rise and we find our peace and our way through. I agree – thank God for the people God puts around us when things get rough – to believe for us and with us. I love this quote – ” we are all just walking each other home” Ram Dass. What would we do with out those who walk with us in the hard times. Thank you for your words and inspiration today Mollie.

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  2. Thank you for a great post. Yes, we are weak persons and what we hope for may seem very far away. When I become discouraged I think of the “cloud of witnesses”, with Abraham, Moses and David as lighthouses displaying God given hope. But it took a veeeery long time for hope to be fulfilled for these three. I do not know if I could stand it through. But it was worth the wait for all of them. Hope was fulfilled; Abraham got Isac and became the father of many nations; Moses did lead his people out of Egypt, justice was established, and although he did not enter the promised land himself, he saw it before he died. Finally David was to go through serving king Saul and being persecuted by him before he finally was king himself. Yes, God is the author and finisher, he does not let go of us!

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