Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don’t forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
~ Adele ~
Its been an interesting day. Events that transpired got me thinking. Sometimes things seem so crazy. Or so terrible. Or hopeless. When you are in the middle of it you can’t see a way out. You can’t see the lesson you are supposed to learn. You don’t know how this situation can EVER be worked out for good. Because its bad. It’s crushed you. Broken your heart. You were clinging so desperately to the smallest hope and now you’re dashed on the harsh rocks of reality.
But dig deeper. In what or whom are you placing your hope? Because I have found that every single thing and person on this entire earth WILL disappoint you. I think I am slowly beginning to learn, God is patiently continuing to show me that no matter where I place my hope, I will always be missing something. I will always get disappointed or hurt or angry. Unless I place my hope in Him. And it’s so hard when you are so dedicated to a cause or so in love with a person or so faithful to a friend; when you are swiftly replaced, forgotten, or scorned. It hurts. Sometimes very, very badly. But I’m beginning to see. I’m slowly learning. I need to shift my hope. As John Piper would say I need to move the bottom of my joy. The bottom of my joy needs to be Christ. My hope needs to be in Christ. I need to cling to Him, love Him so deeply and be completely faithful to him.
Then I think that when the trials come; when disappointments arise; I can have my hope so firmly rooted in Jesus that even though it still might hurt and may still be painful, I will see hope. I will see the lesson I need to learn. And I WILL see how God can work out the situation for good and for His glory.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Psalm 139:15 & 16 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When i was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. ALL the days ordained for me were written in your book BEFORE one of them came to be.
AMEN, SISTER. My hope and joy : Jesus. Those 2 verses were and are salve on my very broken heart – healing and true. True HOPE in this messy place.