There are hundreds, if not thousands, of letters floating around the internet about things we would tell a younger version of ourselves.
For me, one of the things I would shout until I turned blue in the face would be these four simple words:
Don’t give up hope.
When it seems like nothing will ever change, keep going.
If you keep going and things remain how they are, stay strong.
As you remain strong, don’t forget that it’s all in His timing.
When you’re tired of waiting on His timing, keep on hoping.
Whatever you do, don’t give up hope.
There have been many times in the past few years that things have seemed to tiring, too “unchanging,” too hopeless to even find an ounce of strength to hope for hope.
When those moments came and the light at the end of the tunnel seemed more like a figment of my imagination than a reality of what could come, I had to do something that sounds a little bizarre.
I had to let hope in.
There were times when no matter how much I prayed or cried or pleaded, I remained in a time of waiting. Seasons change, but sometimes they change way too slow according to my time table. As I waited and watched for any sign of hope, I had to allow HIS hope to enter back in.
No matter what was happening around me, I was never too far away that His hope couldn’t reach inside and breathe life.
I recently received a book called Let Hope In that talks a lot about this – and I truly recommend the book to anyone who resonates with any of what I’ve said. This book isn’t a tutorial for making things better – it’s a way to allow hope to enter back into the broken places in your life.
I could talk about favorite parts or I could even share with you why I love Pete’s books, but instead I think you just need to read a little bit of Let Hope In for yourself.
“Everyone is welcome, because nobody is perfect, but anything is possible.”
“There is no one God can’t use and no one whose brokenness is too broken for God.”
“God does not redeem us based on goodness. God does not redeem us based on our faithfulness. He knows the worst about us, but redeems us anyway. We never have to live in the fear that we’re not worthy of love. We are loved with the senseless, seamless, and scandalous love of God. And that changes everything.”
“Let the story of you be a story of redemption.”
If those quotes don’t make you want to run out and grab the book, watch the book trailer below.
Would you like to own a copy of Let Hope In for yourself or a friend? The Let Hope In team has graciously offered to giveaway TWO copies to two of my readers! Enter the rafflecopter below – it will close Monday. Good luck!
*All opinions are my own. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links included in post.