Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is hold on to hope.
Living isn’t something that’s done easily. There comes a time in everyone’s life where they face insurmountable odds and there are two choices: despair or hope. And it seems like our nature is to dwell in despair. The easy, natural choice.
Woe is me.
Hope, though, is different. And when we’re deep in the muck of life, trying to figure out how to make it through to the next season, it’s a hard choice to hold on to. Sometimes, hope is a fight.
But oh how sweet the victory.
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And delight in the light of hope.
” Having hope will give you courage.
You will be protected and will rest in safety.” Job 11:18
When we choose to be brave and embrace hope over despair, God gives us more bravery. It’s a circle, one with the power to change your outlook and impact those around you.
Despair is giving in. Hope is pushing on. It is running to the light in dark times.
And you know the amazing thing? As we run to the light, we find it easier to embrace hope. Because as difficult as it can be at the beginning, hope becomes easier because it give us more courage. And when we choose to embrace hope, we show others the value of choosing hope over despair.
Remember, brave inspires brave. And your brave decision to choose hope may just show someone that there’s an option other than despair.
When you choose to run to the light, you encourage others to do the same.
There’s enough darkness in the world, so why wouldn’t we choose the light?
This post is part of my #write31days series for 2015: Living Brave. Each day in October, I will be posting about living brave and what that looks like in everyday life. Curious about 31 Days? Check out the website and the hundreds of other bloggers joining in this year: 31 Days.