There is always hope. Sometimes we might not be sure where to find it within ourselves but it is always there somewhere.
Once, when I was starting out on this journey of recovery and into new life, I asked a trusted friend about faith and the future. As he began to explain these things as he understood them, I told him that I couldn’t believe in what he was saying. He replied that it didn’t matter because he would believe it for me! It was quite a strange answer and I think I’m still trying to understand it today. But what I have come to see is that when I don’t seem to be able to find them, faith, hope, and love are always there.
I think it is a great relief to understand – if only in part – that love, faith, and peace are constant in this world and that they don’t disappear because they are obscured for the moment. It is part of the spiritual chestnut – we are believed in more than we believe in ourselves.