"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful" Hebrews 10:23
I haven't been able to get this verse out of my head for the past few days. I memorised it a while ago when I started getting sick and now I'm sicker than I've ever been it's a verse I need to cling onto.
I struggle with the concept of hope, I have days when I'm so sick I don't have any hope of getting better and so hope becomes foreign to me. The thing is, I believe 100% that God has a promise for me that can't be fulfilled whilst I'm sick. I also believe 100% that God is faithful. And it's from these two things that I can draw hope from because if I believe that, then I don't have any reason to think that this sickness is forever.
God asks us to hold unswervingly to that hope, he knows that we are going to have good and bad days but he want us to stand in the midst of our trials and say that we have hope that God is going to bring us through this. So if you're sick or broken, if you are struggling or hurting then let me tell you this, you can have hope in God because he is faithful and he will fulfil the promise that he's given you.
I just want to add one thing, being sick has made me realise how temporary life is. I remember a pastor telling a story of a 17 year old boy who was paralysed from the neck down and was asked whether he was angry with God for allowing this to happen. And his 17 year old boy said 'No, coz God's got eternity to make it up to me.' Whatever we are going through is temporary, and whether it gets better in this life or not we have eternity with Christ.. This isn't the end, in fact it's only the beginning!