Monday, October 17, 2011

unfounded optimism

It feels spiritual to minimize our troubles: “It’s not really that bad,” when confronted with financial turbulence; “Cheer up,” when awash in grief; “Keep on the sunny side,” when standing in the rain.


It’s true that there’s plenty in life to mope about, plenty to feed an Eeyore complex. And we know that discouragement is a weight that will sink any ship. But unfounded optimism is as damaging as unfounded pessimism because both are forms of dishonesty.

If your ship is sinking, admitting it opens the way to glorifying God for His deliverance when it comes.

(exerpt from Seeing the Invisible blog here)

"Let us hold fast
the confession of our hope without wavering,
for He who promised is faithful."


Hebrews 10:23

2 comments:

  1. such a brave post. not surprising, since you are walking in the dark, in faith, waiting on God, BRAVELY and with hope. God sees.

    xo

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  2. so true...good words. God will show Himself strong! I'm praying for that! xoxo

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