Monday, January 19, 2015

Where Can We Find Hope?

Sometimes it seems like everything is going wrong, that the world seems to be getting worse and worse, that our lives seem to be littered with trouble. Hope in the face of illness and death, in the face of poverty, in the face of abuse, seems pretty thin sometimes, especially when we look inside of ourselves for the source of hope. When we think we can save ourselves from life changing challenges we often find ourselves at the end of a dark hopeless road.

This Sunday we are going to look into the Psalms for words of hope, particularly Psalm 62. The psalmist says that he finds his hope in God. He calls him a fortress, a rock, a refuge. God is the psalmist's salvation. He says God holds the power in the world.

In this hope, we have something to share with those around us who are struggling to see the way through, who feel lost and powerless.