letting hope rise {FMF}

I need HOPE to rise again.

Hope has been beaten down and left in the dust.

*kids making hurtful choices

*my son’s lack of purpose or desire to do anything positive

*plumbers whose goal seems to be wrecking our house

*same guy who steals thousands of dollars

*weight going up on the scale instead of down

*another pair of pants that don’t fit

*chores not getting done

*dogs that do nasty things

*no furnace for three months and now no air conditioner

All these are so small in comparison to the atrocities happening in the Middle East and in Africa

*abdicate your faith or die

*leave your children behind because there is no room

*watch your family disintegrate

*no clean water

*jiggers in your feet

*language barriers

*sex trafficking of 9 year olds

And then there are ‘fine Christian people’ who hide atrocities done in the dark….

It is too much for my not-so-thin shoulders to bear.

Where is my HOPE?

For King and Country have two songs that have spoken to my spirit in the midst of my angst and lack of hope. Hope is What We Crave and Shoulders.

Upon his shoulders.

He will bear the weight.

I need only to lift my eyes to Him and lay my burdens at His feet.

My help is from Him. I know it’s TRUE.

Such a powerful video…let HOPE rise.


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About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.


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4 Responses to letting hope rise {FMF}

  1. Amy M May 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    It is true. Only our hope in Christ gives us strength to rise each day.

    (visiting from FMF)

  2. Martha Brady May 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    amen sista! it seems to get more and more difficult to hear good news these days. jesus truly is our only hope isn’t He? if this is what it takes for us to realize it in our guts, maybe all the bad news is good after all!
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  3. Barbie May 22, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    When we look to Jesus, and keep our focus on Him, all of the troubles in our life and around us just fall away. Thankful to be stopping in from the Five Minute Friday!
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  4. Lani May 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by…and letting hope rise!

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