“Don’t give up hope!” the well-intentioned friend says.
The one in pain wants to punch her friend, but restrains herself while thinking, “What does she know about hope? What does she know about disappointment and betrayal and death? How can she tell me not to give up on hope?”
Though perhaps lacking tact, the friend has a point. For those who follow Christ are told not to give up on hope. Even though their child might have died, or they suffer in a loveless marriage, or they face a life of unwanted singleness, or, or, or. The list of pain is as long as there are people, for we live in a world that is not as it should be. So how can we hope in the midst of what we face?
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