It occurs to me that our only real reason for despair is that we have God as our enemy.
Circumstances can be warred with and ameliorated, or even overcome. Habits can be battled. But if God is your enemy, all is lost. No plan can succeed, no strategy prevail, no aspiration can soar to glorious heights. All is doomed. We are doomed. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool, anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
And God had good reason to be our enemy.
Yet God showed His great love for us in that while we were still weak, still sinners, still enemies, Christ died for us.
So for those of us who are in Christ, God is no longer our enemy, nor can He ever be.
That is reason for hope in all circumstances.
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