Hope Hurts

Great thoughts on “Hope”

Blue Skies & Lollipops

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Hope– such a lovely word. Pregnant with promise and potential. Hope is the favourable and confident expectation; it’s an expectant attitude that something good is going to happen and things will work out, no matter what situation we’re facing.

But I think hope also has a flip side. Hope is hard sometimes. And sometimes hope hurts. Charles Spurgeon said “Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” Sometimes opening that window and keeping it open hurts!

Hope hurts as it identifies what is missing or lacking. It hurts the longer it lingers without fulfilment. It requires a response. It demands a response. We can either respond to it with our hearts or we push it down. Responding to it brings a deepened sense of thirst, a deep ended ache. Often events in life reveal hidden secrets of our hearts. The…

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3 responses to “Hope Hurts

  • Pressingon

    Ooh thank you for the repost! That is so encouraging! 🙂


    • janenegregson

      No problem. I liked it. If someone else can say it I have no need to! Hope is a funny thing, seems all positive but I have found your thoughts to be true. When you’ve lost someone special hope isn’t easy, it’s necessary, but not easy. I am daily attempting to open my heart to new hope, new people (figuring out who I can trust again).Harder than I had thought it would e, but it is rewarding.


      • Pressingon

        I can’t even begin to comprehend what you are going thru. Normal life after such a loss is never the same normal. Thanks for the encouragement. I just felt we always read about hope in such a positive way, which is good, but sometimes it is just awful, hard and hurts! Your blog is beautifully honest and real, something we need more of. And there should never be a time limit on grief! Blessings Philippa

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