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Hope, I must have you

In anxiety, darkness, depression, expectations, experience, faith, future, hope, hopelessness, life, light, living, promises, soul on February 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm

By @gunnarsimonsen

“Hope causes light to burn brightly within the city streets of your soul.”

Is it true that while storms rage across the oceans surface, deep within the depths of that same ocean, these same storms go unnoticed?

Then, can it be said that too… of the soul?

In a world filled with so much to not be hopeful for, at the very mention of hope, it seems our ears perk up in hopes that we may catch a glimpse of it. And, when hope comes our way, we seem so quick to surrender to it, no matter that of the voice that carries it.

Like a tax collector who once climbed a tree or a lady who stretched out her hand through a busy crowd… if only for a glimpse, a touch, taste, or word.

And so I ask… what does a hope look like that could possibly shine bright within the city streets of my soul, so deep within?

It either has to reach through a lot of darkness from the outside, or… it strikes a match from the inside. …or both.

In a world dominated by diplomats, movie stars, politicians, lawyers, and fantastic orators, why do we continue to fall for it… hook, line, and sinker?

What is it about their voice or status that is so intoxicating that it blurs the lines of comprehension and discernment?

Sure, they may be able to reach down through all the darkness and grab me, but… they can’t carry me out. I can’t carry me out.

And yet, we throw our hope towards them in an act of desperation that surpasses any reason.

And yet, sadly, the same is said about the One we can cast our hope upon, which has already given us… much reason.

How did we confuse the two? Hope, I must have you.

Much can be learned from how one properly starts a campfire. For it is one thing for someone to start a fire, it’s entirely a different thing… to keep that fire burning.

Maybe that is what we should be looking for in a hope. Not just one that seeks to light the flame from the outside, but one that lights the flame from the inside?

For how often have we all found ourselves in a place with hopes shattered after such high expectations that this time… it would be different?

What cause does hope have to burn brightly within the city streets of your soul?
More than you may even know.

Why do the street lights within your soul keep going out?

There’s a difference between hope and Hope. Find it and perhaps you too, will experience this bright light that comes from deep within. And this time… it won’t go out.

This time, it has the power to carry you through your days not just based on emotion… but conviction.

This time…

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  1. “Sure, they may be able to reach down through all the darkness and grab me, but… they can’t carry me out. I can’t carry me out…
    Maybe that is what we should be looking for in a hope. Not just one that seeks to light the flame from the outside, but one that lights the flame from the inside?”

    There can be no hope without faith; for Hope is a Person that destroyed all the sin and death that had the power to make us hope-less — without Him — and we can only experience the fullness of Him when we believe that He is all that He says He is.

  2. Hope is of love. To get up from the darkness is a Project which takes a whole lot of time. Darkness sees with different logic than light and it is very difficult to change the entire logic. The best one can do in that situation is to learn the both logics to comprehend. But that which is in the darkness really has a long way to climb to the light, but with truth it is possible. When in darkness a being should never let the lights go out. The light inside is what protects from that which goes to darkness out of fear of being seen. And that is the worst there is in the world. What with hope, focusing to hope is a bit of misleading oneself from what is important. Important is to do things right, to live just and with truth, only then can it feel good inside, and hope tags along without any much attention to it. Life is of love and justice, it lives out of truth. In the light a being needs to be able to take the light, which shows everything that the light shines upon. And that can be hard sometimes for someone who comes out of the darkness. But love carries through pretty much of anything.

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