When Hope is Lost

Many of us have been taught that hoping only brings about disappointment. Because of hopes dashed in the past. The promises we believed were broken. We were left feeling like fools for ever hoping in the first place. We stay in a constant state of fear of losing it all in an instant. Fear of hoping against hope. Fear of having your hopes crushed. Everything we live is a learning experience. There is no failure. There is only an attempt that didn’t turn out as expected. In living life this way, we can hope after experiencing a loss. Our focus and energy is simply redirected. With every risk we take, we are teaching ourselves. Giving ourselves the gift of learning how to try and how to fail so that we can try again with more wisdom. We are teaching myself about succeeding.

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Chaplain Michael Clark
is a Speaker and Writer, Addiction Counselor/Professional
as well as a Recovery Support Specialist
This is an excerpt from his new book:

Hiding in the Shadows: A Journey though Addiction
Shadows of the Cross Ministries, Prison and Recovery Ministry
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