“All Who Are Among The Living Have Hope.” (Eccl.9:4)
The very fact that we are alive is proof that God has a reason to keep us alive, a plan and a purpose He’s busy about even if we aren’t able to see that now! That realization is summed up in the word HOPE.
As Viktor Frankl said, do not ask, “What can I expect from life?” Rather ask, “What does life expect from me?” In his words, “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”
Nothing is by random and chance in this world. “Chance” is just a catchword that humans use for something they aren’t able to understand in deterministic terms. God is in control of all things.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)
“Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.” (Luke 21:17-19)
One needs to recognize HOPE, the fact of life is the fact of hope; the fact that we are alive is the fact that we HAVE hope. And, if one fails to recognize this, one ends up becoming depressed and sick in heart. Hope is that desire and longing, that dream that wishes to be fulfilled. It is a tree of life.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Prov.13:12)
What is your dream today? Do not keep staring at the others or at circumstances and adversities around. Do not look back. Do not look at your commas as if they are full stops. Look ahead. Look to the calling and the longing that God has placed inside your heart, and pursue God.
“The Spirit that lives in us wants us to be his own.” (James 4:5, GW)