Are you having a hard time hoping?
Uncertainty can make it tough to see him and disappointment can squash the desire to see him.
Brokenness didn’t originate with God. But God doesn’t disregard a single broken heart. He sees the depressed, disillusioned, disappointed and desperate ones and his compassion carries healing for each.
Hope showed up for the servant boy as he stood frozen by fear beside Elisha. Elisha prayed and instantly he could see monstrous angelic protection all around him.
Hope came in unexpected ways to Naaman who wanted to earn his own healing through money and power. Instead, Elisha gave him outlandish rinsing instructions, and Naaman’s pride almost prevented him from receiving his healing. But he took humble steps of faith and received healing in full.
Hope was there at Bethesda with the man who had been sick for thirty eight years. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be made well?”
Hope stood beside the woman caught in sin as she trembled on the ground, aware of the rock tossers ready to aim. Jesus disarmed the crowd, the rocks dropped, and before leaving, he reminded her to live free from the power of sin.
Can you hear him? Open your eyes, He says. It’s okay to let yourself believe Me. Will you open your eyes to see me? Do you want to be made well? Will you behold me so you can Hold Hope?