Saturday, April 11, 2009

NEVER Without Hope!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... (1 Peter 1:3)

I think one of the things that I find myself constantly wrestling with as the mother of a kid with special needs is a sense of hopelessness. The daily living can be so exhausting, being on top of medications and treatments. The endless doctor's appointments hi-jack life and overload the brain with intense information. It's sobering realizing there is no cure in sight for your child's diagnosis. And it's equally sobering feeling like you'll never get out from underneath the mountain of never-ending medical bills.

If this life were the only thing I focused on, I would be utterly hopeless and depressed.

Easter Sunday is a day most worth celebrating because it's the day my hope was born! The God who is big enough to overcome death itself is big enough to handle any trouble I may have. The God who gave purpose to the horror of His Only Son's brutal crucifixion can surely give purpose to my suffering. Easter gives me hope that, in spite of all of my imperfections and shortcomings as a mother, through Jesus, I have a mansion in Heaven. Jesus' resurrection provides the promise that the anguish of this life is only temporary, but my joy is eternal.

With my eyes fixed on all the hope that Jesus died and rose to provide for me, the problems of this life suddenly fade. Although I may have days where I feel hopeless, because of my precious Savior, I am NEVER without hope! Hallelujah!

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