Monday, March 20, 2017

Hope . . . is Paralyzing.

Bad news stops us for awhile,
but then we move on.
Hope, though, is paralyzing.

I heard this quote on a tv show today.

It struck me . . . deeply.

God's Word tells us to have hope.

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

Yet . . . 

are there times that we should let go of hope?

are there times that we should give up on hope?

are there times that we should "move on" from hope?

Is there a point that the Lord might allow us
(or even instruct us) to give up on hope?

What does this quote mean that,

"Hope . . . is paralyzing."?

Can we get so stuck in our hope,
that we freeze?

Can we get so immobilized by hope,
that we can't move forward with life?

How do we know when to "stay strong" and "have hope";
or when it is time to "give up" and "move one"?

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