The Pain of

  • I do wonder why so much poetry is aimed at extolling the pain of hopelessness. Hopelessness isn’t a virtue to be admired. It’s a cry of, “Get me to the hospital, I’m dying!” Which it should be. Help for the near-to-death is where the virtues come near to help.

I have a friend who had a grown daughter who was going through troubles. I was visiting him when she called him. She asked to come to him to talk. He said of course. I offered to leave them alone. He asked me to stay. He didn’t anticipate it would take long.

She entered his study where we were, acknowledged my presence and immediately collapsed into her dad’s arms, sobbing. She said, I can’t go on any longer. I feel so completely helpless. I can’t see any hope wherever I look! I have lost all hope”

I never forgot his answer to her. He said, with his arms enveloping his daughter: “Then take some of my hope. I have lots of hope to give. Take all my hope you need till you locate your own again.”

To transfuse hope into a person near-to-death for lack of hope, is a powerful thing to behold. And more powerful to do.

Hopelessness is a killer. Not an art.

I don’t need to talk about the huge teenage suicide rate in our culture. It should be well known by now. How many can we afford to lose? None! Not. One.

Save the shoot lest it be burned. Save the seed lest it be consumed.

Save the many. The field is huge.

As Christians we have lots of hope to give. Let us not miss an opportunity to give a transfusion.

Hebrews 6: 18-19

  • G.W.ย  “Carry each otherโ€™s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

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19 thoughts on “The Pain of”

  1. I live in Delta, Colorado now and the one thing I noticed upon arriving 7 years ago was a spirit of hopelessness over this county! Teen suicides are at an all-time high due to rampant hopelessness so believe me, much prayer and work in the Spirit is going on here. Hopelessness is the greatest cause of suicide in general. A sad commentary when TRUE hope is so easily available and so close at hand! Great article!!

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    1. Very true. Teen suicide and hopelessness is epidemic in this area including major suburbs. The reason is spiritually clear to many of us here and, I see, to a plethora of Christian bloggers. I’m going to enjoy perusing some of your articles. Blessings!

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    1. We all so very much do, Terri. And please know there are more people praying for you than you know! And I also will keep spreading the word for you! You are of our family in Christ and I know the Lord is with you. Don’t worry about your faith or state of mind. The Lord will never leave you!

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