Loose Hope

My mom “forwards” a devotional blog to me every day. Sometimes I read them, sometimes I don’t. But I read it today; and there was a typo in the devotional that read “loose hope” instead of “lose hope.” That really struck me. My family and I are in a situation right now where we really do need to “loose hope.”

As a result of certain circumstances, my husband is out of work, and we currently have no income coming into our household. We’re in medical insurance limbo, so naturally our daughter broke her wrist in a soccer game last week. And while driving to pick up our son yesterday, my husband’s car developed a flat tire.

Hmmm…it would be easy to wallow in negativity here, wouldn’t it? But instead, the words of a dear friend are keeping up a steady mantra in my head. “God is good. God is good. God is good.”

So instead of wallowing, I’m “loosing hope” on this whole situation. I pray that we will be able to make ends meet, and I’m turning all my worry over to the Big Guy. In the meantime, I’ll focus on everything positive we’ve got going on in our lives today. We still have a roof over our heads, we have food to eat, we’ve got clothes to wear, and we’re incredibly blessed with friends and family to encourage us.

We’re rich.

1 comment:

Richard in Ontario said...

Yes Holly. You have tapped into something very profound. Thank God for the blessings that God is about to bestow as if they had already arrived. (Mark 11:24 - Matthew 21:22)

And thank you for for this insight. "Loose hope" is a powerful expression.

Advent is a season a watching and waiting in expectation. I am praying for you and Chris as you watch and wait hopefully.

Richard Birney-Smith
Dundas, Ontario