Saturday, July 9, 2016

Eternal Hope

by Beth Vogt @BethVogt

There are some days that I need to lean into hope more than other days. Not just for myself … I’m hoping for the ones I love.

Hoping for new beginnings.

Hoping for healing.

Hoping for dreams to come true.

Hoping for life to be easier . . . or more satisfying . . .  for the pieces to fall into place in a way that makes sense.

And yet, hoping doesn’t make it so. 

Hopes are dashed . . . prayers go unanswered . . . or the longed for yes is a no.

And still I hope. Not in myself, or in some other person to make things right. Sure, sometimes I can fix what’s wrong. Sometimes I can’t. Sometimes someone else knows just what to say or do … and then again, sometimes the one person my hopes are pinned on fails me utterly.

Ever heard the saying “Hope springs eternal?”

The real question is why? Why do I hope? Why do you hope?

My hope is anchored to the eternal God. My hopes aren’t always realized. But God never fails me. 

In Others’ Words: What are you hoping for today? Where are your hopes anchored? And if you’d like to share a prayer request, I’d be honored to pray for you.

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Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” 

A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.


  1. Good thought. Pray for me as I make some decisions concerning my writing. 😃 Thanks!

  2. Jennifer: I'm praying for you today.

  3. I had an epiphany this morning. I had the verse at the end of the Great Commission enter my mind."And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." We planned a last minute trip to see our son and some friends. My husband, who had a surgical procedure on Wednesday, decided he couldn't do the trip. I give God the glory for this reversal of plans.

    1. QuietSpirit: Your heart and hope is set on God ... truly the place of rest. Praying for you, too.

  4. My husband's health. Loved th s post, Beth.

    1. I will continue praying for your husband, Susan.

  5. My husband's health. Loved th s post, Beth.

  6. Poignant post, Beth. I hope to learn from my editor as we edit my first book. I know that sounds trivial. I desire to write with excellence for my Master is watching.