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.
Now 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? STOP What has He promised in His Word? 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!
thanks barbara. i appreciate the glimpses into your life as well:) being caught in the middle in the way you describe is the experience of many in middle age. and a bit older. it is wonderful to see how GOD provides what is needed at the time.
Once upon a time, Doug and I were caught in the middle, caring for parents and raising kids. We were youngsters in Christ — I failed and stumbled often.
But, God (the best two words in the Bible) never failed.
He gave us older Christian friends who had walked our path, who themselves knew the pitfalls of aging, and were unfailingly kind and supportive in their prayers and fellowship.
I love your encouraging glimpses into your life, and pray for you and yours.
Thank you for sharing. Such a good reminder. Sacred echoes from a book I just finished the Promise is His presence. Oh to take my thoughts captive and get my eyes on the true hope.
thanks for stopping by peggy. yes, taking our thoughts captive certainly applies doesn’t it?
I love that description of hope in God as an anchor for our souls. It truly does keep us grounded in the challenges we face.
yes lesley, looking at what the Bible has to say about hope has been quite an eye-opener:) it has been very encouraging for sure!
Yes! I do often feel in the middle of all the things vying for my attention. These are encouraging words and a great reminder to place our hope in God. Thank you!
welcome Rebekah! it’s a common experience for women I think. Glad you were encouraged:)