Don't Be Afraid to Hope

posted on: Monday, March 17, 2014


Choosing to live in a place of disappointment is so easy sometimes. It's got a weird comfort and familiarity about it. Choosing to believe that I'm loved  over the fear of my disappointments repeating themselves feels risky and terrifying.

As I take that seemingly illogical and idiotic step off of the cliff,
a million let downs and long ago cried tears try to argue against that one simple choice-trust.

This cliff of belief in the notion that Jesus will take care of me, that good things can happen and will happen. That hope isn't a wasted practice or cruel joke, but a reality that precedes beauty and promise.

I choose to trust in his love for me over what I think I see.

He catches, he holds, he tends my heart with simple love, that calms the anxious into rest and expectation of good.


Don't be afraid to hope.

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12 thoughts:

  1. So many hearts will be able to relate and be encouraged by this! Keep sharing your thoughts and PLEASE keep putting them into your beautiful art work! Love, love, love you!

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  2. This is so beautiful. I think there is a type-o in your link as its not going to your website.

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  3. Beautiful, and just what I needed to hear today!

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  4. Your work is so amazing, I can't wait to have you do something for me!

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  5. beautifully said

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  6. Wow, I can't believe how much I needed this as well. I am in an intense place of trust with God, and it gets so hard and rocky at times. But I know He is faithful and is always there...and this post reminded me of that :)

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  7. I desperately needed this. thank you so much

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  8. I love this! Hope can definitely take more work than the comfortable place of pessimism, but there is always reason to hope. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts (I'm going to share this link on my FB)!

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  9. You were beautiful and inspiiring in amerrican blogger! I am smitten with the way you share your heart, and story with your readers. I have been encouraged to share my heart. I would be honored if you would follow along on my journey blogging my struggle with Huntington’s disease.
    have a blessed day!

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  10. I found you through the list posted on The Lettered Cottage. I'm working down the list, so far you are my fave.

    If you like John Mark McMillan, I think you'll like Josh Garrels too. It's almost all we're listening to these days.

    Is that your handwriting on the "Hope" script? Wow, just wow.

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  11. So...is that your beautiful handwriting? Do you sell hand-lettered items?

    Very beautiful.

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  12. "THAT HOPE ISN'T A WASTED PRACTICE OR CRUEL JOKE, BUT A REALITY THAT PRECEDES BEAUTY AND PROMISE.

    I CHOOSE TO TRUST IN HIS LOVE FOR ME OVER WHAT I THINK I SEE.

    HE CATCHES, HE HOLDS, HE TENDS MY HEART WITH SIMPLE LOVE, THAT CALMS THE ANXIOUS INTO REST AND EXPECTATION OF GOOD.


    DON'T BE AFRAID TO HOPE."

    This. Thank you <3

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