Today's word is hope...
Hope. For years I had the word "hope" all over my house in one way shape or form. I had a little wall hanging, a set of block letters...
We were in a rough patch.
Financially, physically, emotionally...
It was easy to become discouraged. I wanted to have little reminders so that would spark this idea. That we had HOPE...no matter what came our way.
I've had a difficult week or four. I just plain don't feel good. I've taken tests and have more to take. In my long career of chronic illness and injury, I have good days and bad days. Lately, my bad days are more frequent.
It's easy to feel sorry for myself. Pain can wear a girl out. I have had to give myself a break and remind myself that I have to do what is best for me. Sometimes it means not doing the things I think are expected of me.
Hope is far more than looking ahead for brighter days. I am reminded that "my hope is built on nothing less..than Jesus Christ and Righteous."
I don't have hope in my body...or my doctors (though they have been lovely). I don't have hope that I can figure everything out that needs to be worked out. All I know is that HE is my hope.
And He is GOOD.