Friday, December 7, 2012
The Hope Series: Day One
As I am going through some difficult times in my life, I have decided to start a blog series on HOPE. I often times have trouble finding hope in difficult situations. I thought writing about hope would help me as well as others out there. I was given an awesome book last week titled, "Lies Women Believe" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I found this passage in the book, wrapped my heart around it, and have been carrying it with me all week:
"Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He has kept you hither-to,--do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms....The same everlasting Father who cares for you today, will take care of you to-morrow, and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations."
-Francis de Sales, Daily Strength for Daily Needs, ed. Mary W. Tileston (Boston: Little, Brown, 1899), 29.