When do You Hope? And Where do You Find It?

When do You Hope?

Do you hope only when things are going well? Or when things are going very very bad, can you dig down deep and find hope in that as well? 

I have a hard time with that, I’ll admit it. Regardless of who’s “side” you are on in politics, for example, we seem to all agree that we are in some serious trouble with the state of how we treat each other in this conversation. I find myself struggling to trust, to hope, that we will be able to actually come together again as a country. 

People do not listen to each other, they hear a hint of what “side” the other person is on and from there they only hear the “talking points” of that party. That’s a shame. Over the last week I’ve given up on many conversations (and “friends”) because I can tell from the responses to my comments that they didn’t really HEAR what I was saying… they were responding to their own assumptions – despite those assumptions being in direct conflict with what I actually said. 

So, when it seems that we will never be able to have a conversation with anyone who does not 100% agree with us, where’s the hope? 

 Psalm 63 : 1 [ Comfort and Assurance in God’s Presence ] [ A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah. ] O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Right there. In God’s presence. And we are hardwired to seek that out. Despite what the rest of the country is doing, what the rest of the world is doing or says we should do. 

We will only be right again when we have found God’s presence. 

I  need the reminder often. In the midst of the conversations, in my daily life, in the middle of the chaos. Whenever I seek God, and his presence, I do indeed find Hope. 

Where do you find HOPE? 

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About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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