You Have Hope. // Beauty for Ashes, Part 4

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God knows we carry sorrow – deep distress, sadness, and grief. He knows that we face disappointments and can give up on having a vision for our lives. He wants to replace our sorrows with HIS hope.

We’ve have all seen images of sorrow…

  • The loss of a family member or close friend.
  • The devastating news from a doctor.
  • The person in the middle of a tragedy.

Many times we don’t consider our pain as being “sorrow” unless it’s a major tragedy.  But for many of us the sorrow we experience is in the small little aches.

The small disappointments that pile up one onto the other.

Over time these little moments of sadness and grief create a gaping hole in our hearts and we let the loss keep us from knowing how to move forward with God. We let it numb our vision. We stay in neutral. We fear moving back and we have no idea of how to move forward… so we stay in sorrow.

Sorrow can keep us paralyzed.

Sorrow tries to steal hope.

But God is there for us, to take our sorrow and to replace it with His hope.

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