Hope, is like a balm, isn't it? It sooths the growing pains of the soul.
Yes it is! This is why we all need a lot of it to stay healthy.
This is very good Rebecca . Hope is this unshakable confidence to rest, as everyone is expressing here. You are all profound!
The hope and expectation of heaven, and the absolute assurance of its reality and availability through Christ, is the balm of my whole being, my heart, and spirit. Thanks for your comments.
Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and a confident assurance in what we do not see. Too, my balm. Ty!
On Aug 19, 2014 Syd wrote :
This golden eternity to me is learning to accept uncertainty and ambiguity. This acceptance is letting go of being obsessed with defending myself and living within my nothingness. It is like an inner light is going out and my acceptance offers this faith in my powerlessness. This acceptance is to even feel how everything seems futile and dying. This faith is my hope and it has nothing to do with beliefs or even trying to convince myself that certain beliefs are true. This faith is the actual recognition of support and presence within Being. Faith emerges in this acceptance and it feels like what is true, this inner Essence, cannot be harmed. The Golden Eternity, Essence, gives this unshakable confidence even when everything is going wrong. This faith is “given” and creates this opening to allow life to emerge in deaths grip. The gold is Essence and she offers this confidence to rest in Hope.