We’ve all been hearing a lot about the word “hope” recently. Some people think it’s an unrealistic approach to the realities of what’s happening. I agree that hope without a plan is empty. I was discussing this with one of my pastor friends and he stated that he thought it was cruel to suggest “hope” to someone without offering a plan of action.
- What does having “hope” really mean? The dictionary defines “hope” as “looking forward with reasonable confidence.” And how do we get confidence – by having a clear plan of action.
- What is our strongest resource in tough times? My Wednesday morning guys said that “to suffer alone is the worst kind of fate.” But it’s too late to begin reaching out when you’re going under.
- What can you offer to others who are struggling? Make sure that you are the kind of friend now that you want others to be to you when you’re going through your own tough times.