What should never be thrown overboard?
Acts 27: 20 “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.”
The cargo has gone, all the tackle and personal belongings have gone, this ship is looking very different to how it set out. But still it is taking on water, they continue to sink and the storm is not dying out.
What do you do when you have let go of responsibilities, expectations and your investments but life doesn’t change? What do you do when you downscale because you have too much stuff but the burden for carrying the stuff of life is as heavy as it was?
Whatever is that answer what you do not do is throw Hope overboard.
Hope is everything. Without hope you will indeed perish.
Keep believing, hold on to the truth that you will get through this. You will see the other side. This season will change. The storm will subside.
I’ve always loved those few words in the KJV of Old Testament which appear many times over, ‘And it came to pass’.
Why let go of hope now when it will come to pass?
Never give this up. When all is gone make sure you are still holding on to hope!