My Confident Hope

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Facing the Storm

“When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror. Some flee. Some hide, and some spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind.” (Dr. Dee from the movie Elizabeth.)

This quote really struck me when I heard it. Everyone of us faces storms in life. It is not a matter of if but of when. Everyone reacts differently when we face times of crisis. I agree that most of the time we do act in accordance of our own nature. I think that is why it is so important that we have a strong foundation before the storm hits. Even in our greatest storms we can soar like eagles above the wind. It is when we rise above the storm, can we see who hold us secure in the time of crisis. So, no matter what your storm is, you can only go through it but know that you do not go through it alone.


Never Let Go

Sunday night I had a rare night home from church and decided to watch a movie. I watched The Guardian with Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner. It was a really good movie. I do not want to give away the plot of the movie but at the end, the Senior Chief dies and they never found his body. The very end of this movie really caught my attention. Here is what is said, “There is a legend of a man who lives beneath the sea. He is a fisher of men. The last hope for all those who have been left behind.” I sat there stunned for a moment. Would somebody say that about us? Are we as focused on saving those who are drowning in the sea of sin and despair, like those Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers are about saving those who are drowning. They may not save them all and we may save all those we come in contact with, but have we tried? Have we given it our best try? I was challenged to focus more on being a witness to those around me. The closing song of this movie was “Never Let Go” by Bryan Adams

Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live?
Can you take what you need, but take less than you give?
Could you close every day, without the glory and fame?
Could you hold your head high, when no one knows your name?
That’s how legends are made, at least that’s what they say.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Can you lose everything, you ever had planned?
Can you sit down again, and play another hand?
Could you risk everything, for the chance of being alone?
Under pressure find the grace, or would you come undone?
That’s how legends are made, at least that’s what they say?

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go

Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, ‘but you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go