Posted by: karanoel | February 7, 2011

Two words

“But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:24-25

My friend, Sarah, asked me yesterday to encapsulate my life this year in a word. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say anything in one word. So I picked two: hopeful patience. Or patient hopefulness. I can’t decide the order. Regardless, it is clear that God is working on these things, buoying my patience with hope and tempering my hope with patience.

Just as the appreciation of a meal is increased with hunger or the enjoyment of a friend intensified by a long absence, delight in God’s gifts multiplies itself through a patient, unyielding faith.  So I wait with anticipation for the things he has put in my heart, the things that he has called me to, the things he is unfolding in his sweet and perfect way.


Responses

  1. I guess I am hoping for what I do not have rather IMpatiently. God is working on that in me, I hope… 🙂


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