Hope matters – always.
The heart is the seat of the soul’s power, and a weakened heart makes a person futile and weak. One thing that gives strength to the heart is hope. Without hope, the heart and the person is robbed of any strength.
There are times when a soul is so saddened by a failure that it will take some time to recover. The mustering of strength to stand up again depends on the level of pressure and the overall strength and tolerance of the heart. But continuous failures – a series of repeated falls – with each fall hitting the person before he/she could even recover from the previous one/s – will kill any trace of hope left in him/her. The result – a zombie – though manifesting a degree of life on the outside, is really dead on the inward parts.
A zombie walks but without any noticeable degree of intelligence. He may speak but only with short nonsense growls. All that he wants to eat is – brains.
If I were to ask you something that would reveal the weakness of your human heart, would you still dare to admit it?
This early afternoon we held again our Bible Study at the BSEd building. To be honest, my heart was not ready, and I have not prepared something to share. It is because I am experiencing spiritual flaws and I thought we would not have the Bible Study that afternoon because we were supposed to have our Science Elect class.
I shared about hoping in prayer – despite of the fact that as Christians we are suffering from spiritual lapses.
Could we still hope and pray boldly? Could we still ask for the most wonderful things even if we know in our hearts that we are not pleasing Him?
Yes, the Bible tells so. Psalm 50:15 tells of the heart of God that pleases to answer prayers. Of course sin is always an obstacle against our prayers, as Isaiah 59:2 says. But, crying out to God to get us out of sin that entangles us is something that God would surely answer – God would love to rescue us from sin.
We will continue to hope and ask desperately for God. We are weak. If we were strong, why should we put our hope in God?