Meeting Hope

Years ago my daughter received a “bucket of hope” when there seemed to be no hope.  It was a desert time of life for our family.  There were thirty messages of hope from friends with the instructions to pull one out on a daily basis. Each of the messages were treasures in the sand of our desert, giving a glimpse of something more ahead of us.

Hopelessness involves unspeakable loss.

If, you’ve ever been hopeless, then, you will understand hopeless  moments are nothingness.  Don’t let anyone make you think that hopelessness is anything but hard; it’s a well of despair.  It’s as if, life is enshrouded in a dense fog, making it difficult to navigate through the unending days of it all.

A beautiful mother, who lost her son to suicide, asked me if, life would ever be the same.  Of course, I said no; however, I also told her with complete belief, “There will be a day you will hope again.”

It’s as true as I know true to be.

My definition of  hope is the eager anticipation of the more of God.  

Ellie, Elizabeth Hope,  came after our season spent in the desert.  Elizabeth, a family name, means God’s abundance.  Sweet Elizabeth Hope is a constant reminder of God’s more.

Photo by Tiffany Palmer Carter

Along the way, I gathered 30 different God-words with the message of hope.  Red Door Church recently sent 30 cards with with these God-words to bring a message of hope to a family facing tough circumstances. There will be one a day being released next door @ to take time to meditate on for your life and all those around you.

Today’s God-word of hope:  

In the morning, O Eternal One, listen for my voice; in the day’s first light, I will offer my prayer to You and watch expectantly for Your answer (Psalm 5:3, Voice).

The thing is . . . God, who is HOPE, meets us in the well of despair . . .  and brings life.  God heals the hopeless, bringing living water to the parched and dry soul.

May you experience new hope today–Kerrie

For you to know–your red-letter word is waiting for you at:

Hope Meets Us In The Well Of Despair And Brings Life

 Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (, co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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