Contentment Without Hope


  “Contentment that cancels out hope is merely a mask for resignation.”  John Blase/Touching Wonder

4 responses

  1. I’m sorry to say but this describes me. I’m content enough to get through each day but I still cannot find much joy in anything. Hope is something I rarely think about. I still don’t know what to hope for. What does God want from me? Am I too caught up in just trying to get through the day to really hear Him? How do I find hope?


  2. No need to apologize, Carol, because I think most if not all widows experience this in their grief journey. It’s part of the process where we are simply doing what we can to get through our day. All God wants is for us to love Him in spite of what has happened. He is HOPE and in time, I think, hope will come back into our lives.


  3. Submitted on 2012/12/10 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Candy ~ I receive your posts via email and have responded to some of them. I originally came to your blog because of the grief our dear aunt was suffering after losing our uncle after 60 years of marriage. I’ve sent her some of your posts.

    As of yesterday morning at 10:12, I am now a widow at 63, after 43 years of marriage.. I am still in shock. You can read about it in my blog in these two posts below:

    I also started another blog to chronicle this next phase of my journey,

    This isn’t easy but Jesus is right beside me, he is my rock, my shield. He will sustain me.

    Thank you for your blog.

    FlowerLady Lorraine


  4. Submitted on 2012/12/10 at 3:46 pm | In reply to FlowerLady Lorraine.

    Oh my dear friend! I burst into tears as I just read about the loss of your sweet husband. I am so tremendously sorry and weep with you. I would like to send you some things to help you when you are ready. Please email me your full name and mailing address. Meanwhile, I am here as someone who is willing to listen and “gets it”. Please feel free to email me at anytime at my personal email address: Again, I am just so deeply sorry for your loss


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