“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel…” Colossians 1:3-5 NIV.
If you are really honest, do you sometimes feel hopeless?.
About 22 years ago I was sitting at a table with my newborn baby after going through a terrible loss and the people sitting across from me were sharing concerns. They meant their words in love, but it was bad timing. It felt like my world was crashing around me. I was hopeless. It felt like I was being stabbed in the back.
It is amazing how vulnerable you can be when you have gone through the life-changing event of having a baby. I look back at this now, and realize that my perspective was off-center. My hope was anchored to what others thought about me, rather than a confident hope anchored on the person of Jesus.