Friday, January 16, 2015

hanging on

Hanging on to faith.

Who do I believe in? Who is it I trust? Can my faith hold through even in the darkest moments? Faith - the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) To trust that the convictions and experiences of God in my life and in the lives and testimonies of others before and around me are true. God is true, and in Him I place my trust.

Hanging on to hope.

To know His ways are higher than our ways and that everything happens for a reason. That in the end, the struggles and hardships were worth it. That there is a light, a glory at the end of the tunnel. That in Him there is hope and hope abundant.

Hanging on to love.

Love that came down to us, love that saves us. Love abundant, love divine. Love that first loved us, even at our lowest, even in our brokenness and imperfections, when we were undeserving, unworthy of it. Love still chose us. And because He first loved us, we love too. To love God with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul, and with all our strength. And to love others as ourselves. Love that goes beyond logic and sense, love that is unconditional, strong, relentless. Love that reaches out.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. 
But the greatest of these is love. 
(1 Corinthians 13:13)

May my life and days be filled with these. Though I may struggle, may I grow in these. May I never forget who it is who gives these gifts, who it all depends upon, who makes all the difference. It is God and God alone. Not I, for I will always fall short and fail. Not I, for I am weak and frail on my own. It is indeed Him and Him alone who keeps us hanging on. 

Hang on.