Christianity is a religion of hope so it is with great caution that I share this epiphany with you.
There is something you may need to give up, and that something is hope. Not hope in general but some specific hopes. God knows hope is essential to a vibrant, growing, struggling faith, but some particular hopes may need to be trashed, or at a minimum, put on the back burner.
Sounds so sad, doesn’t it? Well, it is sad. But sadder still is having a hope that allows anger to wreak havoc throughout your soul.
Recently I gave up some hopes. Took me awhile, but keeping those hopes was making me into a person I did not want to be.
May God give us the wisdom to know which hopes to trash and which hopes to nurture. Amen.