Five-Minute Friday {hope}

We’re back from our trip to London. Back physically, mostly, but mentally….working on it 😉 Kate Motaung‘s Five-Minute Party link-up is a good way to get back in the groove of sharing from Grace-land. Today’s prompt is hope.


Out of the hundreds of men coming through our doors at our Adult Rehabilitation Center, I’d guess only a small percent coming looking for hope.

They come looking for rest, for a safe place, for a chance to clean up and get some regular meals in their body. They come for the ‘3 hots and cot’ so they can recharge to go back out ‘there’.

They don’t come looking for hope. Not most.

Hopes have been shattered when the marriage fell apart or the job fell through.

Hopes placed in others devastated because others will fail too.

pain hope

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him.” Romans 15:13a

If we can stop long enough, be still and quiet enough we will know that hope comes in rest. Hope comes in clarity to see the grace God gives not because of us but in spite of us.

Hope comes when we accept we can never be more than because we are always less than Him and that is why He wants to be our hope.

He is our completion.

He is our Savior.

He is our mercy and grace.

He is our hope. The hope of glory. Living in us.

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles [the nations] the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 NIV

15 thoughts on “Five-Minute Friday {hope}

  1. says:

    I like what you have to say, how you say it and THAT you say it! Thank you.

    Victoriously His!

    Major Michael Hawley NSC DS for Program

  2. Annie Rim says:

    Love that you provide a place where hope can be found – even if it’s not being sought after. I guess that’s part of our calling, right? Providing space for hope.

  3. Sheila says:

    Debby I believe strongly that hope is a critical component of life…actual life. It seems to me that when someone is truly without hope, there isn’t much life left in them either. Love your message! Glad you’re safely back from your travels.

    PS…I have hope in my life again…feels wonderful! ~ Sheila

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