The sun is ascending the stairs of the sky heralding the beginning of a new day. I don’t know about you but however hard the night might have been, bad dreams, bad thoughts, bad foreboding and dreading the day, the sunrise brings new hopes to me.
I am a big fan of the movie ‘The devil wears Prada’ there is a moment in the move after Andy fails to get Miranda a flight home, that she says to her :
“Do you know why I hired you? I always hire the same girl: stylish, slender (of course), worships the magazine. But so often they turn out to be... I don't know, disappointing, and... stupid. So, you with that impressive resume, and your big speech about your so-called work ethic — I thought you would be different. I said to myself, "Go ahead! Take a chance! Hire the smart fat girl!" I had hope. My God, I live on it. Anyway, you ended up disappointing me more than any of the other silly girls.
We are not different from Miranda. When it comes to who or what we depend for our lives to go well, this word knowing or unknowingly is at the top our list.
-H-O-P -E -
I am finding that the interesting thing about hope is that if is not put on someone who can handle and carry the full weight of it, it tends to always bring disappointing results.
Like Miranda we too put our lives hope in people, that’s not wrong to hope on people, but we ourselves know that people and ourselves can’t deliver always to our expectations.
Our security and safety resources..... all the above can give us a sense of hope for tomorrow and future, but if we want unshakable hope, hope that is the constant, hope that doesn’t depend on moods and circumstances than we must look somewhere else.
We must look at someone who is unchanging, powerful, all knowing and all loving to us whatever the circumstances and our moods.
For me, that one is found in my faith in Jesus, my savior who is the source of all hope.
I wonder where/ who is the place you put your hope in?
Hope, like the anchor of a ship, needs to be put somewhere so that we can stand the storms of life and enjoy when the sea is quiet.
So, where are you anchored today?