and the answers are nowhere in sight,
hope lifts us up on a wing and a prayer
and carries us back to the light."
"O Hope; dazzling, radiant Hope!
What a change thou bringest to the hopeless,
brightening the darkened paths,
and cheering the lonely way."
~Aimee Semple McPherson
or precious gem
that can outshine hope."
"Hope is the lone flower
blooming in the times of life's dessert."
"Hope blooms like a beautiful rose
amidst the thorns of life."
"Hope is knowing
that no matter how bad
"all this" seems,
God is still good."
"Hope opens our hearts
And lessens our woes,
It fights against strife
And vanquishes foes.
It can be as small as a smile
Or long as a day.
It's a gift that grows larger,
When you give it away."
and agonize over roads not taken,
dreams not pursued.
Instead, look ahead to the future,
to new roads yet to discover
and new dreams to fulfill."
"For surely I know the plans that I have for you,
says the Lord,
plans for your welfare and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope."
The daily news reports...
A phone call or an unexpected text message...
Whatever, and however they happen, they can instantly steal our joy and our hope.
Today, I appreciated these powerful nuggets of "hope", and thought you may, too.