Sometimes I have crappy days…crappy weeks, even.
Sometimes I get really crabby for no particular reason.
Sometimes some, choice, four-letter-words slip out.
Sometimes money is tight.
Sometimes precious relationships in my life are strained.
Sometimes stress weighs on me.
Sometimes I slam doors shut and yell because I’m angry.
Sometimes I feel weak.
Sometimes I feel confused.
Sometimes I have no confidence.
Sometimes I feel lonely.
Sometimes I feel discouraged.
Sometimes the world disappoints me.
Sometimes I wonder where God is.
Crap goes down in my life. Sometimes it’s significant. Sometimes it’s petty.
It’s easy to get caught up in the bad stuff.
But I choose hope. And I have to remind myself of hope every, single day…because hope is intangible.
Hope is believing what I can’t see. Hope is trusting in goodness and peace.
Hope produces smiles when the heaviness of situations feels unbearable.
Hope finds positives in the ugliest of situations.
Hope convinces me that God turns crap into fertilizer where beautiful things can grow.
Hope removes fear because it reminds me that I have absolutely nothing to lose.
Hope reminds me that someone exists who is bigger and more powerful than me.
Hope inspires me so that I can inspire others.
There’s a lot of power in those four letters.
Those four letters anchor my soul.