There are ever increasing multitudes in this world dealing with Alzheimer’s, cancers, long, painful, drawn out illnesses, some while still in the prime of their lives. Others are trying to cope with the untimely deaths of those they love, senseless violence, the gruesome realities of war, genocide, loss of country, family and home. There is so much physical, emotional and spiritual heartache and pain, death and disease, manmade and natural disasters that we often lose sight of our purpose, our focus.
Why are we here? What are we supposed to do when we become lost in our despair? When we feel all hope is gone? How are we supposed to cope with the overwhelming burdens that would emotionally, and possibly physically, crumple others into quivering heaps of flesh? What guidance do we receive in order to deal with the enormous burdens we bear? Hope and faith.
Hope in a better future–knowing that this sometimes painful life is fleeting and momentary in the overall scheme of things and that an indescribable eternity awaits. Faith in a loving savior–believing that He holds that spot in heaven for those persevering through their painful trials all while believing in his power and his sacrifice. Hope and faith. There may not be a stronger combination of thoughts, words, or values in the English language.
With my latest book, Encompassed in Hopelessness, I invite you to join me in finding a way to see the world with fresh, unjaded eyes. Uncover the keys to forgiveness and grace while contemplating our place in this world. Find a way to see past our pain, our sorrow, our despair to a higher purpose. Learn how to make new and better choices instead of continuing the same circle of indifference and lukewarm existence.
I hope you’ll reach out and join me, gaining strength and obtaining hope in a universe that surely needs both.