William Barry in his book,Letting God Come Close, says:
We can be made to feel guilty and ungrateful for desiring what we want, but if we do suppress our desires without being satisfied that God has heard us, then, in effect, we pull back from honesty with God…We need to keep letting God know our real desires until we are satisfied or have heard or felt some response.
Hope is trusting and knowing God hears us as we express our real desires. Hope is knowing that we can express ourselves completely to God, and God not only hears us, but cares deeply to listen.
Advent is a season that invites us remember an incredible reason to be hopeful…God hears us.
What do you think hope is?
What a great reminder. needed to read this today. Thanks!
You are welcome, Jean!