July 12 – Hope Deferred = Discouragement

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 12 – Hope Deferred = Discouragement

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)

This is one of the reasons the Bible will always be able to meet the needs of humanity, no matter what century or civilization.  Sometimes it just says things as they are.

We get terribly discouraged when our hopes are tossed out and we feel as if we can live again when those hopes are met.

Even Solomon in all his wisdom understood how fragile our hearts are and how easily discouraged we are.

Maybe the best thing we can do is to listen closely to each other and do our best to ensure that hopes are fulfilled.