Monday, 2 May 2011


"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!


  1. Just read about you via your friend on twitter. please don't give up hope. I had ME and am now completely over it :) It's an opportunity to really get to know yourself and nurture yourself. I bet you're a giver, right? Well now it's time to give to yourself. Good luck!

  2. I love the name of your blog and you have to cling to that thought. The best is yet to come. He always has a plan and one day we find out what it is and why we suffered. Sadly God's concern in not our comfort but our character. Your character is shining through.

    Mich x

  3. I also wanted to leave a comment, I have just found you through Reason's to be cheerful. I second the bit about not giving up hope, I too had ME and I am now fully recovered and have been for over 15 years now.

    There are times when I have to stop and think slow down as I can feel my glands coming up, and that dog tiredness creeping back and I have to take to my bed, but after a few weeks of being sensible, reigning myself in and slowing down I am on top of the world again, and compared to how I was 20 years ago, at 15 years old, I can most definitely live with feeling a bit fluy every now and then. At 15 I couldnt even make it up a flight of stairs alone as I had no energy, I use to crawl down the hall to the bathroom as it was easier that attempting to walk.

    It can get better, it will get easier, and my thoughts are with you. Good luck!