Hope has wings
By Julia Fernandes
June 3, 2011
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.-- Vaclav Havel, Disturbing Peace
I have learnt in my life that one of the easiest things to give others is hope and ironically it is the toughest thing to hold on to ourselves. Initially it was tough to have hope. I would be besieged by self-doubts; I would rely more on my knowledge and less on Divine providence. Then, gradually, as I dedicatedly made it a habit to cling on to hope when my plans would go awry, I learnt a beautiful lesson that hope has wings nobody can see and nobody can clip!
If there is one thing that nobody can ever take away from you is your hope. When I look back at my life, I realize that in the toughest trials of my life, my hope in God that no matter what has happened or is happening to me, there is still a whole lot of good waiting to occur in my life. When current circumstances tempt you to despair, look out for those little signs of hope that God sends from time to time.
If we trust enough in God, life’s changes can prove to be a blessing. When life deals severe blows, I just remember that God is there with me every millisecond. There are a lot of things which God can see from up here, which I probably am unable to see from down here. He can see the whole picture, for He has the best aerial view of my life and the circumstance I am facing. I tell myself even the not-so-good happens for a reason in my life. And He knows best.
Truly, hope is the unspoken dedication and love to God. When we have hope we acknowledge the love and believe in the power of God in transforming our lives and turning every difficult satiation around. For you never know at what corner God has planned beautiful surprises in your life. Hope is a beautiful light that illuminates the darkness of every situation.
One of the most dreadful things in life is to lose hope. For losing hope is almost equivalent to saying that there is no God! It is almost like challenging God’s very existence, questioning his powers to be.
There have been so many phases in my life when my hands have been empty and the only thing that I had in my hand was hope. It was hope that enabled me to keep going. Everything in life is so transient, it’s here today gone tomorrow. There is no such thing as permanence in our life. In the ebb and flow of life, the wings of hope enabled me to stay afloat of my difficult times until I could find my feet on the ground again!