So what happens when we’ve run out of road and the journey goes on? What then? What, when the final glimmer of it is reamed against the ‘dead-end’ at the dead end and fragments into a heap at the wearied feet of the sojourner?
Yeah, it’s real, and nothing is hopeful! Not at anymore! Not at all! Well, sweet soul, you just feel that sweet hope of yours, that was all warmly tucked into the heart, isn’t even a hope any longer and the ‘all done in’ is ‘all done out’ and outright flat on its broken back, Yet the journey remains! Oh it’s heavy, when the hope is crushed, the heart is fragmented and the journey is long! So what then?
Beautiful soul, the thing is, sincere Hope is not ours to manage but truly comes from the Father of Light! That fragmented heap of hope at your feet, it isn’t yours. It’s His! The Sovereign God who always gives and yes, He takes away but Yes, He always restores! He always mends! He always repairs! He always manages so brilliantly, all of our affairs. So when everything goes South, and when that last hope fragments at our feet, well, we simply trust Him, and we trust Him more, because it’s in our Trust in the Savior, that we find our Hope restored again because when our Hope is gone, His is not! He never gives up, nor in! And so- when there’s always Trust in Him, there’s always more hope!
So what do we do? Well, we pick up that brokenness and we find the hope in each jagged piece as we establish its rightful place back into our heart alongside the Saviour of Light and Truth. Oh the pieces are too jagged for us to fit together, so they don’t have to be put together properly as He alone does that! He alone knows the way that we take and He alone gives the Hope that we need for the road that we travel. He alone breaks to mend, Mends to restore and restores to make stronger. Job knew it all too well when he penned the words of Job 23:10, “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”
So let us say with the Psalmist in Psalm 147: 3, “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.” and know that you know the Truth in the words of Psalm 34: 18, “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Oh, what a sweet promise of hope lies in these words for us. For you and I and we and us, oh what a sweet promise of hope!
So, as we approach this Advent season of the Christ One, and focus on the hope He brought to us in His coming, know that your Hope is Him and In Him and find that sweetness of Hope coming to light once again, into your beautiful soul. Because friends, the journey isn’t over yet..and with Jesus, by our side, there’s always Hope for that!
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♫❤♫❤♫❤B L E S S I N G S♫❤♫❤♫