With reports of bad news being plentiful these days, hope stands out. In fact, hope shines brightest when circumstances are at their worst.
And when hope shines, questions arise.
How are you not devastated? (by your cancer diagnosis)
How can you keep smiling? (when your home had just been flooded)
How will your family make it? (when you just lost your job or spouse)
… the questions are many.
And every one of them is an opportunity to explain the hope we have as believers. These questions are open doors to speak life into people’s hearts and minds. But only if we’re ready. Too often, when life is roughest, I want to just crawl in a hole and be alone. I think I still understand the hope… I just don’t feel like sharing it. So my hope is buried and hidden away from the world.
Don’t hide your hope.
The people around you are desperate to see some right now and learn where they can find some of their own.