Ann Farabee column — Hope full
By Ann Farabee
One of my readers sent me this message, “I noticed that you write about hope a lot.”
I did not realize it, but I think they are correct.
Having lived a life filled with struggles, hope has been my only hope.
Yes — I am hope-full.
This is some of my personal hope-list.
Trust me — it is not hope-less.
I hope we play more — board games, ballgames, in the yard.
I hope we pray more — may prayer be our steering wheel — not our spare tire.
I hope we see more — for the beauty of our world is astounding.
I hope we be more — following God’s will for us.
I hope we live more — and find time to do things we have never done before.
I hope we love more — God and people.
I hope we teach more — we have messages that need to be shared.
I hope we reach more — by sharing the gospel with the world.
I hope grace flows — like a river.
I hope we enjoy more — by finding joy in the simple things.
I hope we make time to rest — it will help us be at our best.
I hope we trust more — for God’s timing is perfect.
I hope we redeem the time — for our time is short.
I hope we walk in faith — not fear
I hope we will be better — not bitter.
I hope those who are grieving never stop believing.
I hope we stay thankful — for our blessings and for the goodness of God.
I hope when people talk — we listen.
I hope we learn from change — and can call it wisdom.
I hope we will forgive more — as Christ forgave us.
I hope God will restore that which was lost.
I hope that many will give their hearts to Jesus this year.
I hope that we can be a light leading others to the way, the truth, and the life.
I hope we never lose our hope.
I hope we do not look back too often, for we are not going that way.
Thank you to my reader who noticed I write about hope a lot.
You helped me decide on Hebrews 10:23 as my verse for 2021:
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Ann Farabee is a teacher, writer and speaker. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or annfarabee.com.