2018: A Year For Hope (Week 2)

“I hate my job”, he mumbles to no one particular.  “It was the best way to put food on the table when the kids were small, but then there was a mortgage to pay, and college after that.  I didn’t mind so much when Barb was there to come home to – but she’s long gone now.  I’m old and I’m tired.  I feel trapped in a life I don’t want anymore”. 

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Winnie the Pooh (Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure)

All of us have areas of disappointment in our lives, places where we feel old and stuck.  Vacant landscapes where hope blew away like dry leaves on a windy day.

What if it wasn’t too late?  What if you could become unstuck?  What if hope returned?

“Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I’m all Yours”

(Broken Things, Matthew West)


January 2018

This section of “Broken Things” by Matthew West has playing in my head for the last 3-4 days, even waking me in the middle of the night.

My prayer is that you let those few short lines remind you that is never too late.  You are never too old.  You don’t have to stay stuck.  God is ever willing to transform your life, or more specifically, He is ready, willing and able to transform (remake/reinvent) every part of it that you are willing to surrender to Him.

“No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame.”  (Psalm 23:3)

So the question becomes, can you trust Him with your hope for something better?

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