Hope and Scarcity: On being surprised

I am writing 31 fighting scarcity. I will be collecting them all at the starting point. I hope you join me this month. 


I am afraid of hope. Our whole lives are up in the air for next year and I want to know where things are coming down. I have some opinions about what should come down where and how those things should stack up.

I have some very specific hopes I have set up for myself. I am trying to hold them loosely. I am maybe not very good at that.

Two days ago my youngest came up to me and beamed. I was a SURPRISE! I SUPRISED YOU! She isn’t wrong. Priscilla is my surprise. And she is my reminder that my hopes are sometimes two specific.

I hope sometimes in one good thing, in one right thing, in one certain way that people should shake out. I have a scarcity of hope, and I am slowly, s-l-o-w-l-y, learning to unclench my understanding of what to hope for. I am learning that I can hope in abundance. There are an abundance of good things, good ways, good places for my life to land.

I just need to believe in the abundance of that hope, in the delight of being surprised, of the lack of scarcity in the ways things are going to turn out.


One thought on “Hope and Scarcity: On being surprised

  1. Pingback: That’s a LIE from the PIT: 31 days of Fighting Scarcity | Accidental Devotional

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