Loss of Hope, Loss of Love

Could Loss of Hope be Because of Lost Love?

Do you ever get the feeling something bad is about to happen?

In my younger years, I loved to watch horror films. Something about the anticipation of disaster thrilled me. The innocent girl walking down the steps into a dimly lit basement. The fateful decision to enter the creepy woods while a killer is on the loose. In each scene, the music was key, letting me know when something bad was about to happen.

I don’t watch horror movies anymore. With age and wisdom came the realization that I don’t have to be afraid if I don’t want to. Real life is scary enough, isn’t it? Ten minutes on the Internet will invite real-life horrors right into your world. Terrorist attacks, racism, cancer, human trafficking, poverty. While my life isn’t touched directly by these heart-breaking events, the scary movie music plays in the back of my mind, warning me that something bad is always about to happen.

I consider myself an optimist, so this foreboding hopelessness disturbs me. When I turn to Scripture for the solution to my loss of hope for the future, I find insight in 1 Corinthians 13: “Love always hopes.” Hope is birthed from love. Could my loss of hope be because I’ve lost love?


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