There is Always Hope

This article is based on an excerpt from Steven White’s book The Fly and the Jackal: Addiction, Recovery and Biblical Principles.

Although hope cannot be touched or held in one’s hand, it can be embraced with the heart and carried with you always.

Hope, simply put, is a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment. As alcoholics and addicts, with all of our vices, with all of our shortcomings, with all of our flaws are below our normal selves at this point in our lives. We must fight to secure our minds, our bodies, our spirits and beliefs to keep hope alive

Something to think about…

A story taken from Greek Mythology reminds us that all is not lost when facing adversity of insurmountable odds. Sisyphus, according to ancient Greek myth, had argued with the gods for reasons which escape me. He had been condemned to spend the rest of his eternity pushing a large monstrous heavy rock up to the top of a hill, only to have it roll back down to the bottom just as he was reaching the summit. Do you think Sisyphus was happy? He thought so because he knew in advance that the rock would never reach its destination, that he would always be forced to carry it so far and then watch it backslide, that there was no hope, he had gained his salvation; by knowing and accepting his fate, he became superior to it. I suppose, in a twisted kind of way, he was content. But would you like to be Sisyphus, even for a day? – I didn’t think so. There is always hope.

StevenCopyright 2008 by Steven White, all rights reserved.
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