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Having the right amount of hope is important: too much, and you are heading for disappointment and disillusionment, maybe despair. Too little, and you are already there!
 
Looking back over the ups and downs of my life, I can see that I have been “in the ditch” on both sides of this road.

What is stronger, a New Year's resolution or a slight inclination?

In the world of sports, winning a championship can have a delayed impact on a team’s fan’s, especially when the team was not really expected to win: there is a minimum of hype, and then, suddenly, “What? We won?!” For days, there will be unplanned smiles and texts to other sports fans.
 
I wonder if this is what it was like for the earliest followers of Jesus.

With books, you can cheat: even if you don’t read the last chapter ahead of time, you know where the end is. But in the rest of life, there are many times when we can not know how much longer we have. We hope we can hold on, but in the end, we don’t really know. And this can be unsettling.

Some of my favorite songs are about trusting God in the midst of fear:

Be Not Afraid
Amazing Grace
Trust and Obey


I like these songs not because I trust well, but because I don't.