Never Beyond Hope



Reblogged from johnwbradshaw
The reason I can take things so lightly is because I take the things of God so seriously. Rolland Baker (via healoneisgod)
View from the top of Longs Peak. So worth it!

View from the top of Longs Peak. So worth it!

Sometimes life gets tough and I feel as though my head is going to slip underneath the waves no matter how hard I try to stay afloat. Today was one of those days and so, taking a break from the piles of homework that had been pulling me down, I started flipping through some pictures from this past summer. I had spent several months working at a camp out in Colorado and over one of our weekends off, I climbed Longs Peak with four other guys. Talk about an intense hike! Looking through the pictures, I was reminded of everything that I had already accomplished in life, even if it had seemed impossible at the time. Climbing Longs was one of the hardest things I believe that I have ever had to do, but yet, I did it. Here is a picture from the “Boulder Field”.

Sometimes life gets tough and I feel as though my head is going to slip underneath the waves no matter how hard I try to stay afloat. Today was one of those days and so, taking a break from the piles of homework that had been pulling me down, I started flipping through some pictures from this past summer. I had spent several months working at a camp out in Colorado and over one of our weekends off, I climbed Longs Peak with four other guys. Talk about an intense hike! Looking through the pictures, I was reminded of everything that I had already accomplished in life, even if it had seemed impossible at the time. Climbing Longs was one of the hardest things I believe that I have ever had to do, but yet, I did it. Here is a picture from the “Boulder Field”.

Some days I really miss home…
Yellowstone National Park

Some days I really miss home…

Yellowstone National Park

In the moment of surrender, I let go of all the theological or social questions which had kept me from Him for countless years. I simply let them go. There was the sense, profound and wordless, that if He knew everything I did not have to know everything, and that, in seeking to know everything, I’d been, all of my life, missing the entire point. No social paradox, no historic disaster, no hideous record of injustice or misery should keep me from Him. No question of Scriptural integrity, no torment over the fate of this or that atheist or gay friend, no worry for those condemned and ostracized by my church or any other church should stand between me and Him….I didn’t have to know how He was going to save the unlettered and the unbaptized, or how He would redeem the conscientious heathen who had never spoken His name. I didn’t have to know how my gay friends would find their way to Redemption or how my hardworking secular humanist friends could or would receive the power of His Saving Grace. I didn’t have to know why good people suffered agony or died in pain. He knew. And it was his knowing that overwhelmed me… Anne Rice

"I may be weak
But Your Spirit’s strong in me
My flesh may fail
But my God You never will

Give me faith
Trust what You say
That You’re good
And Your love is great’

Give Me Faith-Elevation Worship