Despair is Not an Option

post date: November 5, 2008


On one of his speaking tours, Richard Neuhaus was picked up at the airport by a man who kept talking about how bad things were in America and how difficult these times are. Finally Rev. Neuhaus had had enough of the doom and gloom talk. “These may be bad times, but they are only times we are given. And despair is a mortal sin.”

He’s right. Whether good or bad, these are the only times we are given—and it is our privilege to serve the Lord today, right where we are.

Despair is not an option. These are fantastic, exciting, amazing days to be alive. We should continue to do good and remain optimistic.

Chin up and knees down. Take some time to laugh today. It’s a good way to remind yourself that God knows what he’s doing even when we don’t. 

Comments

Do you have any thoughts or questions about this post? If you have a Facebook account, you may comment below:

Ray Pritchard
Subscribe to Pastor Ray’s blog by email »

Latest blog posts

Search our resources

Try It Now

Ebook: ABC’s of Wisdom

In the book of Proverbs, King Solomon left us a treasure trove of practical principles for daily living. The ardent pursuit of wisdom is every Chistian’s calling! Wisdom “is a tree of life to those who embrace her. Those who lay hold of her will be blessed.” (Proverbs 3:18)

“Equipping and encouraging people to keep believing in Jesus”

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”