Sunday, June 3, 2012


As the snow began to melt along the banks of Logan Creek, up near Yellowstone park, the first signs of spring push their way up through the white remains of winter. Their emergence brings the hope of warmer days and new life.
Soon bunnies, quail chicks and meadowlarks will join the symphony that is Spring.  What had been cold and bleak just a few weeks ago, now shouts the anthem of new birth, and with this new birth comes hope.  The expectation is there that life starts anew, and the past hardships of winter are over. Now as the days get longer our hearts grow lighter filled with an inner hope.  From deep within our soul we feel that excitement of expectation.  We don't know what is ahead for us, but like those spring flowers we lift our hearts to our Creator and rest assured that He is with us. 
We need to remember that no matter how hopeless things appear, there’s always the opportunity for things to get better. Even if it is bleak at the time, things can change.
We all have challenges, and we all have occasions where there doesn’t appear to be a way out. Yet everyone who doesn’t give up seems to come out of their struggles okay, a stronger person for it.  Things may not go exactly the way we want, but perhaps we may look back at this time and find that it was the beginning of something better.  But no matter what we can rest assured that our hope comes from above.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Isaiah 40:31 
But those who hope in the LORD 
will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary, 
they will walk and not be faint.
Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.


  1. I think I had kind of an epiphany on this subject this weekend. To make it short - no matter what happens here on earth - good of bad - that is not the real goal - the goal is Heaven. Things may be bad here - but we have to keep our eye on the goal which is Heaven - does that make sense to you? sandie

  2. Beautiful post and I love Sandie's comment! Hope you had a nice day!

  3. Without HOPE? Can you imagine the overwhelming "I'm LOST" we would all feel. Thank you, God!

  4. Wonderful post, Marti, and I just shared the third part with someone who is going through a difficult time right now with job uncertainty. And, of course, the verses. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice Monday!