As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
Even if the world today seemed to conspire against you.
Even if the work outweighed the play.
Even if it seemed nobody spoke your language.
Even if the Kingdom seems farther away than it did yesterday.
And don’t give up.
Even when you were embarrassed or shamed.
Even when the nightly news cut you to the quick.
Even when the momentum is pushing in the wrong direction.
Even when everything just hurts.
For the Lord is our God
Even at the gates of destruction.
Even at the end of time.
Even at the darkest dusk.
Even at your side.
And our God is good!
Even in spite of it all.
Even in your heart, and mine, and theirs.
Even in this very moment.
Even in ways you cannot fathom.
Rejoice! Do not despair!
Have a great week,