Faith, Hope, and You

Dear Ms. Feverfew –

“…today, the idea of faith returns to me. Faith defies logic and propels us beyond hope because it is not attached to our desires. Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.” (Terry Tempest Williams, 1991. Refuge, pp. 198).

Propels us beyond hope. Yes, that is exactly what I need. To be propelled beyond the hope of having you in my life again, beyond the longing that causes my bones to ache in their marrow.


Such an easy word to say. Such a difficult word to live. But live it I must, or something vital  in me will die.


4 thoughts on “Faith, Hope, and You

  1. Faith is a power in and of its own. Faith provided healing to a women who had an issue of blood and knew that just by touching the Savior’s hem she could be healed – and so it was. Thank you for reminding me of this power we have available to us in our life.

    • When the prayed for healing doesn’t come and hope dissolves, what is left but faith? And it is those “invisible strands” that lead us to ask, “What am I to do now, Lord? What am I to learn? How am I to change?”

      Sometimes, like now, God answers with what the Buddha calls “noble silence.” And so I wait for His wisdom, far stronger than my own.

  2. Loved this. You have a way of taking my battles and writing them so beautifully. Your pain is yours but many of us can genuinely empathize.

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