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When Hope Takes Over

Tonight, as I read Reached, by Ally Condie (third in the Matched series), I was struck by the following paragraph:

If you let hope inside, it takes you over.  It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow.  Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together.  Holds you up until you don’t know how to live without it anymore.  To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.  (Chapter 22, Page 255)

I thought about Christina, the friend I blogged about yesterday…the friend whose husband is losing his battle with cancer.

My heart continues to ache for her as I receive updates.

I feel at a loss for words.

What do you say to a friend whose about to lose her life partner?

I want her to know how much God loves her and is there with her even now, when she is on the precipice of a cliff of sadness and pain?

When I read the above words from my book, I thought of Christina…how hope can be found in our heavenly Father.

He is the one sure thing she can count on.

He is with her, giving life to her bones when she doesn’t think she can go on…giving strength to her legs when she must walk a seemingly endless journey of sorrow.

I pray that she never loses her hope even when the darkest night befalls her, for God is ever-present and will not leave her.

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