Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and you watch and you work: You don’t give up.
this hole inside me is the deepest canyon
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because He holds tightly to us.
— RC Sproul
I will just love you from where I am
because I believe that the equal sharing of misery is still misery I’d rather
and because I’ve reached the point where I genuinely believe that
there’s no feeling like coming face to face with the fact that I will never
but I will always
“what for?” was never a question I was poised to ask
I could give up right now
but that’s the eternal difference between us and if I did that we would be more alike than ever in the worst way possible and I can’t think of a universe in which two wrongs can make a right