I was kicking around writing a post about the Financial Apocalypse (of 2008-09) and whether I could find a really good bible passage from Revelations that might fit what has been going on in the Financial Markets this week and then point out that this might actually be a sign of the Apocalypse (mostly tongue in cheek of course), but I have written enough about this economic cluster flop enough for one week, so let me write about something that we all need to have, and that is Hope.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.Romans 12:12
Hope is what makes me get up in the morning, and what lets me sleep at night. Hope is what makes me believe that I will find a job soon. Hope is what got me through a very tough summer where I could have easily fallen into an ocean of self-pity. Hope helps me realize that I have far too much and should be thankful for all I have, for my family and my good friends. Hope is hard to hold onto sometimes, but anything worthwhile or worth doing is hard. It’s easy to give up, it’s much harder to keep going.
Hope will be what turns this whole economic mess around as well. There will be changes, things may not get better over night or even soon, but they will be better eventually. I am not giving any advice here, I am saying have Hope and believe in the good things that will come.
Be joyful and have hope too, life is a gift, unwrap it and enjoy it.