When in a crisis, people need hope. Hope allows us to see beyond the immediate to the anticipated or expected outcome. Hope can be called a spiritual life-saver. The following poem, by an unknown author, illustrates the importance of hope:
Lend me your hope for a while, I seem to have mislaid mine. Lost and hopeless feeling accompany me daily, pain and confusion are my companions. I know not where to turn; looking ahead to
future times does not bring forth images of renewed hope. I see troubled time, pain filled days, and more tragedy.
Lend me your hope for awhile, I seem to have mislaid mine. Hold my hand and hug me; listen to all my ramblings, recovery seems so far distant. The road to emotional healing and spiritual
freedom seems like a long and lonely one.
Lend me your hope for awhile, I seem to have mislaid mine. Stand by me, offer me your presence, your heart and love. Acknowledge my pain, it is so real and ever present. I am
overwhelmed with sad and conflicting thoughts.
Lend me you hope for awhile; a time will come when I will heal from all emotional pain and be set free from all spiritual bondage, and I will share my renewal, hop and love with others.
Friends, look to God for your hope. He never fails and wants to comfort you.
Psalms 147:3 “He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds.”
Psalms 42:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”