Friday, July 10, 2015

Five Minute Friday: "Hope"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.

Proverbs 13:12 says "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."   It is a hard life when every hope seems deferred and hope has to be reclaimed over and over again.  If it weren't for the Word of God, I wouldn't be able to reclaim it.

Is there a time to give up hope?  How long?  How many times should one endure failure until he gives up hope? 

Why give up hope?  Perhaps because of putting hope in the wrong things.  Perhaps holding on to unrequited hope is too painful.  Perhaps...just perhaps.

When I was kid, it seems that at every turn I was told not to get my hopes ups.  Maybe I should have listened to them.


  1. Have asked these questions myself! Sometimes letting go of hope is just as painful as keeping the easy answers, for sure. Am thankful that God always makes a way and that He redirects our hopes when needed and then totally blesses us whenever gives us our hopes.
    Your FMF neighbor!

    1. Yeah, it is hard. I'm just not sure what I should do; keep hoping, or let go.