So am I crazy or do I really have something worth sharing? I hope it’s the latter for both our sakes.
How can hope be unconditional? Because hope is a choice. A choice to believe that God is who He says He is: The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). That’s what I’m doing here, sharing the comfort I’ve personally received.
Daily the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort invades my world with unconditional hope, regardless of circumstance. Right now that may be hard for you to believe. That’s OK. It was really hard for me to believe too. I had to put aside all the “right answers” I knew from Sunday school and let my heart speak what I believed. I had to get to the place where I was honest enough with God to tell Him it was hard for me to believe I could trust Him; hard for me to pray “Thy will be done” because I wasn’t too sure that His will might not involve “taking me out”; hard for me to believe God truly loved me because of the problems I was facing in my life. To my surprise what I found out was God knew what was in my heart all along, He just wanted me to know it so we could do something about it.