Dreams Can Die, Hope Shouldn’t

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

But what about all those times when our dream is not God’s plan for our lives, what then?  What happens when we feel as though our dream may never come to pass because it is not God’s will for our life?  Perhaps, we feel as though our dream has died, never to be resuscitated.

In those moments, remember that dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

Webster defines a dream (vision) as “the ability to foresee or perceive something not actually visible as through mental or spiritual acuteness.”

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

Webster defines hope as “a feeling that what is wanted will happen”.

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

Lewis Smedes wrote, “Life is a continued story of hope adjustments.  Things change.  Hopes die.  But hope does not have to die – not ever.  And it will not die if we are mature enough, brave enough, and if we believe enough to readjust our hopes to the new reality we are jammed into every time another hope dies.”

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

C.S. Lewis in his letters wrote, “Our best havings are our wantings…”

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t.

The Bible says, And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  Romans 5:3-5 

Hope should never disappoint.  It should never die, because all of our hopes are in the hands of Christ Jesus.  Paul wrote “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” 

Dreams can die, hope shouldn’t. 

Something to think about…