KFJ22 – The Journey – Hope and Trust During Unexpected Circumstances

I share a short inspirational message on Hope in this episode based on my experiences. I also use quotes from others.

As I recall unexpected, unwanted circumstances from the past that occurred in my life, the emotions I felt were fear and confusion. These emotions naturally arise when living one’s daily routine. There is no anticipation or understanding of why or where the new challenges came from. They happened, and most likely, other challenging events will occur. There is no way around it or avoid it. It is part of my journey where I continue to learn to apply faith, trust, and hope in the Lord.

In a new edition of the Bible in the book of James, it says:

“You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” — James 4:14

In this part of my Faith journey, I have learned that no one is exempt from trials and how they affect one’s experiences. However, even though my understanding of complex situations is limited, I learned and know with conviction that there is hope in Christ.

How do I know this? I know this because of those unexpected circumstances. And because I chose to rely on Christ, In Him, I find strength. I trust His perfect abiding love and guiding hand throughout all my days.

“Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope.”
James E. Faust | Hope, an Anchor of the Soul, Ensign, Nov 1999, 59

I am closing my episode with of my songs “Nadzieja”

(Hope) Here is a part of lyrics in a poetic form:
“Hope, Hope the Lord bestows,
Hope transforms my wretched woes.
What more could I say to you,
Please, take it; less hope; it’s true.
The world around you, oh so bleak,
Lost and false, it seems to speak.
Such a world, a world so drear,
It often leaves you in despair.
To believe it’s not so tough,
It can’t be wrong; that’s enough.
Without Hope, your life’s a haze,
Alone, unsure of your ways.”

– Kasia Haroldsen from the song “Nadzieja”