Sometimes, when Hope seems to have taken a vacation, it pays to remember three things:
1) God is all-powerful. There is nothing beyond His domain. He can command the mountains to crash into the sea; He can command the sun to rise in the west; He can command a tumor to disappear completely; He can solve any financial crisis with a snap of His Divine finger. He can bring people into your life and out of your life with ease. There is nothing so powerful that God cannot accomplish it, and accomplish it quickly and incredibly easily.
2) God knows everything. He knows everything that has happened, everything that is happening now, and everything that will ever happen. He knows what you do, He knows how you feel, and He knows what you think. He knows all of the repercussions and consequences, both good and bad, that comes with every single thing we do. Equipped with this kind of knowledge, no decision He makes can be a bad one. Not with a viewpoint encompassing all of Eternity.
3) God loves us more dearly than anything we can imagine. The most precious and deep of all loves in our human existence cannot compare to the love God feels for us. Human love is fickle, but not God’s. God’s love goes deep and strong and forever. Death can’t stop it, it can only enhance it. His heart breaks for us in our sorrows, and overflows with joy for us in our worship of Him.
Given these three facts, it’s hard to still feel hopeless. If things don’t go our way, it’s because a God who knows best, and loves us incredibly dearly, has said, “That’s not the best way. Trust Me, and hold on to Me. Someday, you’ll understand.”