Hold On to Hope
by Sherry Kyle
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
Is there a time in your childhood that reminds you of what is happening today?
Maybe it was the Cuban missile crisis of the ’60s, the gas shortage of the ‘70s, or the AIDS epidemic of the ’80s. Maybe it was 9/11.
For me, it was the time my sister gave me the chicken pox when I was fourteen years old.
I discovered the red bumps one night after cheering for a football game. Those ten days of itching were the worst days of my high school life. I was covered from head to toe with chicken pox, and the only relief came in the form of oatmeal baths and soothing pink lotion. It was a difficult experience for a young teenaged girl. I felt ugly.
Soon those red, blistering bumps appeared on my brothers as well.
As the days passed and we started to get well, our outlook on life was brighter too. We watched television, played board games, and laughed until our stomachs hurt.
I began to have hope that life would return to normal. God would bring us through.
And He did.
This time of sheltering in place will also pass. Let’s remain hopeful, for He who promised is faithful.
Sherry Kyle is an award-winning author of books for tween girls, including ECPA Christian Book Award finalist, True Heart Girls Devotional: God’s Promises for Me and True Heart Girls Devotional: Thinking God’s Way. She also writes novels for women set along the California coast. You can visit her at www.sherrykyle.com.