Moments pass. So can painful feelings, and difficult periods of time. Sometimes the difficult situation changes so that it is less difficult. Other times the difficult situation remains, but we change in it, or the help we have in it changes and how we feel in it then improves. There is hope in knowing this.

As we let hope enter in, we can begin to dream a little. Dream of what God might do in your life in the days and weeks and years that lie ahead. Ask God to give you His dream for your life. His vision of what your overwhelming moments or difficult period of time can become. Perhaps you could write your prayer down, or write your dream of what life could be down. Keep it and see what God has done after six months or even a year. You will be amazed at what can happen when we let God work His dream for our lives into reality.

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)