Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.(Romans 5:5)
The Oxford dictionary defines hope as expectation and desire. To be truthful, there are many things I desire that I don’t expect. I desire to live a life exempt from crisis and to never again feel the pain of losing a loved one. I desire to always be the perfect daughter, sister, and friend. Those things will never happen, but I want them.
Conversely, there are many things I expect that I don’t desire. I do expect hardships and to lose loved ones throughout the entirety of my lifetime. I expect that sometimes, even though I’ve done my best, I will disappoint those I care about.
About the pictures:
Parkwood Presbyterian Church Garden (July 2009)