Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hope in Mud


This was a picture I took while Michael and I were driving to work. Can you tell what it is? I bet it's difficult to place the context of this picture due to my mad-photo-cropping skills.

Here's the original picture:


That's right, a mud flap. My inspirational word of choice. On a mud flap.

Without getting too poetic, this is kind of what life is like, right? You're trucking along (couldn't help the pun) in life, and then bam, you find yourself stuck in the mud, weighed and pulled down by your problems.

But HOPE can exist in the darkest, smallest, dirtiest, and most unlikely of places, even in the mud of your life.

You won't be stuck forever. Surely, there is an end in sight. Hopefully, one day you will rise up out of the mud and look back at that mud pit with thankfulness and relief.

There is no situation or place you could ever end up where hope is the wrong thing to have. God loves it when we have hope. He wants us to always have hope.

Romans 8:24-25
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

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