Every day this week the headlines have spoken to a rampant hopelessness. I have nothing to offer in the way of analysis or understanding. I'm rather at a loss for words. (Not a good thing when you've got a blog to to fill.)
Thankfully, another Author has penned better than I could attempt:
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
I wait for the LORD,
my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf.