One of my favorite movies is The Shawshank Redemption. The whole movie is about hope, and frankly, lately, I’ve been at war with hope. It seems to me that hoping in someone else is not a good bet. And I’m not much of a gambler. But no matter what I did, I couldn’t stop hoping that Chef would snap out of this nonsense.
While the war isn’t over, there is a reprieve right now, and I’m thankful about that. And while I’m enjoying it, I’m working really hard to not hope this is a permanent change. Instead, I’m hoping to make it through the day without either of us messing up the terms of the truce.
It has been said that a human being can’t live without something to hope for. Once hope is gone, so is the will to live, and suicide isn’t what kills the person. It is the lack of a reason to go on. I, of course, am nowhere near being hopeless. I have a lot of hope in my future. What I’ve had to do lately is to take my eyes off of the wrong things to hope for.
First God dealt with my inability to trust, and now I’m having to focus on what to hope for. You know what I’m hoping for now? I’m hoping that the next few hours are as good as the first few were today. And I trust the Lord that they will be. 🙂
We’re taking a motorcycle ride to get out of the house today. I’ll be talking to you guys later….
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