Because we live in the foggy mist of our lives, we often lose perspective. Hurrying against time, we rush from one obligation to the next. With mobile devices always within arms reach, our minds are constantly bombarded with information. Multi-tasking along the way, we try to fit everything into our day.
Exhausted and overstimulated, we collapse into bed. Looking to get a good night’s sleep in too few hours.
At the same time, the world is going mad around us. Suicide bombings, shootings at schools, angry mobs, and the use of excessive force by those paid to protect us. The noise of fearful voices and crying eyes is all around us.
Peace seems unattainable, even by those who declare it as their battle cry.
Hopelessness hides in the corners of our minds. We fear that its tentacles will reach out, grab our heart, and pull us into the chasm. So, we continue to overstimulate in order to avoid our feelings.
Our dreams are fading. Nightmares haunt us.
Do you feel the hopelessness?
I do, but I’m not.
Hope does not disappoint (Rom. 5:5)