And most people make it through those days. We fall on our beds at the end of the day praying, or meditating, or just crying not sure how we survived. And most of us just hope that tomorrow will be better. We pray that our kids will be better behaved, or trust that statistically it is unlikely that more of our loved ones will die soon, or assume everybody at the office will forget our temper tantrum. But in reality this hope is fleeting. Kids rarely get better on their own, people continue to die, and people in offices never forget anything. These things really are not hope, just temporary fantasies that might get us through another day.
As Christians, I believe that we have something better. Not hope that things will change, that this world will be kinder to us tomorrow, but hope in the God who does impossible things. Specifically here are 5 hope-giving reminders that God gives to Christians for those really dark days: