Monday, March 1, 2010

When hope and clarity melt away

I heard a phrase in a song the other day that really struck me, it said, “Do we have what it takes, when hope and clarity melt away.”

Well, what exactly is hope? The dictionary says it is to wish for something with expectation of fulfillment. So what is the absence of hope? You might say despair-the complete loss of hope, an overwhelming sense of defeat.

What is clarity? Clarity is free from obscurity, easy to understand. The opposite of clarity would be obscure, something that is unclear and hard to understand.

So here we find ourselves-hope and clarity melting away. And what are we left with? Two yucky words, despair and obscurity- and feelings of defeat, hopelessness, uncertainty, and doubt. So I ask you again, do you have what it takes when hope and clarity melt away?

The answer for ME is NOOOOOOOOO! I, in the flesh, do not have what it takes. But, God does. And if I do have anything in my life, if I am certain of anything, it is that I have me some Jesus.

And because of this I know that when I feel defeated, when I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, when the outlook is uncertain, and I doubt that my prayers are making it past my rooftop-I can fall back on my faith and the truth. The truth is that somewhere in me dwells the spirit, and the spirit is light, there is NO darkness in it. Somewhere inside of me is a spot of pure light.

So when the hope and clarity melts away, may we fall to our knees in prayer-praying for him to touch the spot that hurts the most. Because in him there is no darkness, and the light consumes the darkness like a flood, they cannot co-exist. May he reach down deep within us and heal us. Restore our broken hearts to you oh Lord. For only you can, only you have what it takes when hope and clarity melt away. May we find it again only in your truth. Thank you for loving us, and may we always be desperate for your healing touch in our lives, knowing that we don’t have what it takes on our own, but we do have you, and your storehouse is filled with a surplus blessings beyond our wildest dreams.


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