The latest Salt Challenge is on hope, which I very much wanted to do, as hope is something I often ponder.
Like faith and love, hope is directional. We hope for something, we hope in something, we are hopeful about something. There is sense that it is not entirely to do with the present, but something beyond it. Hope often expresses itself in the future tense.
But often the future is blurred to us; it is unknown. Therefore when we place our hope in something it is heavily linked to trust – we are ascribing to this thing, or this person, a reliability, a trustworthiness, an ability to do what we can’t. Hope believes that life will not always remain as it is, whether on the small scale of days and weeks, or on a larger scale. Hope looks towards something.
When I place my hope in God I am saying – it is He who holds my past, present and future. And nothing is impossible for Him.
A few more thoughts on hope can be found in this entry.
Today: 4/10, medium
Yesterday: 3/10, medium