“Behold, I am making all things new” (Is 43:18 NRSV)
Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Dale Archer, published a piece in the Journal of the American Psychological Association stating, “Hope is not a wish for things to get better, rather it is a belief that things will always get better.” As we face death and life, these moments trigger unfinished business in our lives that can lead to deep fears we are forced to face. Which might be healthy since it can become an invitation to do an introspective analysis and quite possibly heal wounds. These trepidations can also come from the evil spirit. However, it is said that living a hopeful life can be beneficial.
There is a new normal we are now living in, and we cannot go back to the way things were. And yet, God will always be with us.
Today, I introduce to you “One Moment for One Thing” a tiny space for you in your day to reflect, to pray, to consider where your heart is and how God is working in you. And today, I invite you to reflect on Hope.
- What and where is my hope today?
- What is it that I want to be reborn in my life?
- How can I let God be the one who resurrects me?
Fear can never have the last word. Just like death, which always leads to new life. The synonym for God is new life. Resurrection is a promise. Yet, the resurrected body will always be different.
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