Do you ever feel caught in the middle of all the people and circumstances grabbing for your attention? I have, at more than one stage of my life, in fact. Now, I’m in a new stage of competing demands. This time, I tend to feel more alone because I have to do all the things. In the past, I had another adult to ask for help or to bounce ideas off of for new ways of coping. But his memory is fading and is undependable. Some days he is able to discuss, but most days he isn’t.
Noe I have to hang onto hope in ways I didn’t before. Hang onto hope? Yes. The hope that is confident expectation based on the person and promises of GOD. Recently, I have been thinking more about this definition of hope…and it is Biblical. Who is this GOD I say I believe in? What has He promised in His Word? stop It has given more urgency to my Bible reading.
Do you feel caught in the middle of the demands of your life? Think about who GOD is and the promises GOD makes to His people. This is a place to find hope!
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie,
we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.
He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:18-20 ESV
Today I’m writing with a group at Five Minute Friday. Our word today? Middle!