Posts Tagged ‘hope’

July 23 Daily Quote

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Behind every cloud is another cloud.
Judy Garland

When life hands us storm after storm, we become shell-shocked.
We see the storm clouds above us, threatening to poor down rain and flood our lives. We can honestly begin to see nothing but the clouds.
It becomes easy to believe that the only thing behind the cloud is yet another cloud.

Years ago, I needed to take a flight across country. Sheets of rain had been falling for at least two days. Sitting in the airport that dreary day, I just wanted to go home and crawl back into bed. There were clouds above me and above them were more clouds and above them even more clouds. It was a perfect day to wallow in self-pity and depression. Eventually we were allowed to board only to sit staring out the window at the rain splatting on the wings of the plane. As we rose into the air the rain drops were replaced by wisps of clouds enveloping us like a soggy blanket on a rainy camping trip. I continued to stare out the window feeling cold just thinking of all that dreariness. As I stared, an amazing transformation took place. The clouds and rain thinned out and we burst into sunlight. Interesting.  I need to remember that.  Somewhere, up there just waiting to break through, is the sun.  I’ll remember that next time I need hope.  You should, too.

June 29 Daily Verse

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,  says the Lord,  thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 

Father, we love You.  It is good to hear from You that You love us as well. We are thankful for the peace You send and the good You provide to us. And, Lord, we thank you for the future and the hope You have provided for us.

 

March 16 Daily Quote

Friday, March 16th, 2012

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

Today may be the worst day of your life. You may be living through a horrendous situation that seems to have no end – or at least, no good end. Please know that there is hope. Know that eventually the seasons will change and life will become good again. People say that all good things must come to an end but that is true of all bad things, too. The snow may be ten feet deep around you, the wind may be howling. Grab hold of the rope that is the spirit of hope. It will hold fast and bring you to the place where the sun is shining again.

March 7 Verse of the Day

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Lamentations 3:25-26

For the Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lord, in a world where life can be tough for anyone, anywhere, it is good to know that our hope can be in You. It seems that nearly everyone is stressed by the demands of life. Help us to remember that our hope is in You. Help us remember that You are good to those who seek You. Teach us to wait quietly. When the anger over our circumstances overwhelms us, bring us peace and remind us of your hope. Protect us and keep us in the middle of chaos and trouble.

February 25 Quote of the Day

Monday, February 28th, 2000

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.
John A. Simone, Sr.

Life is a constant series of ups and downs, valleys and mountains with a few plateaus thrown in to give us a place to rest. It is that variableness that can make us appreciate so much more the good times when they come. It can also make the ‘down’ seem so much farther down when we have been up first. It can seem very discouraging to live with this constant change in circumstances but the older you get the more you begin to realize that you’ve been down before and gotten back up and you can do it again. You also begin to realize that you’re rarely as far down the second time as you were the first. We keep inching our way up the mountain. Change will come. Don’t let it shake you. It’s just life trying to keep us from being bored.