small steps backwards

Hope and heartsickness

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Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

We’ve become much more familiar than we’d prefer with deferred hope, especially in these last two years. It can be easy to perseverate on our ‘sick’ hearts, on the injustices that’ve caused our pain, on the stress that we’re experiencing. But we have so much to be thankful for, and while we don’t know if our hope will ever be fulfilled short of heaven, we have several ‘trees of life’ to praise about.

Our sweet son
Another small babe on the way
Extended families who care about us
All our physical needs being met, and in abundance
A loving, encouraging, fun marriage built on the solid Rock
Eternal life from the Bread of Life, Light of the World, Resurrection and the Life

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