It’s a Matter of Life

“It’s A Matter of Life…”

Written by: “Anonymous One” / October 31, 2021

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” Proverbs 13:12

The word “heart” in the passage embodies not only the mental or emotional core but the whole inward person. If something “makes the heart sick,” it causes despair and affliction. The Good News Bible Translation renders the verse like this: “When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed.” Hope deferred can lead to depression, anxiety, and the making of bad decisions. When we wait for a good thing for so long that desire and expectation turn to hopelessness, we can become spiritually dried up and vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks.

The continuing tragedies of young people taking their own lives are a direct consequence of the hope being removed from their lives. The hope that was present a few short years ago when God was still allowed in their schools; the hope that was present before one political party removed all mention of God from their platform; the hope that was present when human life was valued and celebrated and not dismissed as something to be discarded if it were deemed inconvenient and unworthy of any effort to sustain it; the hope that was present when the American family was recognized as a core necessity to sustain a stable society and culture. The hope that is now not only “deferred “‘ but seemingly permanently absent “ as our youth contemplate what their lives will be.   I weep pondering the loss of hope for my grandkids and their peers and shudder at what may await  them.

Summarized simply:   
“No hope, no God. Know hope, know God. “


Categories: Right to Life


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