Which path do you tend to take when life gets tough: hope or despair?
Do you easily vacillate between hope or despair?
- Hope may be defined as to expect with confidence or simply to trust.
- Despair may be defined as to lose all hope or confidence.
Joel 1:1-2:11 describes a situation of utter despair.
The Judean community has not only suffered an intense locust plague that has led to famine, drought, and fires but are also told this is just a precursor to the Lord coming to attack them in judgement as well.
In response to the announcement of the Lord’s coming attack, Joel 2:11 ends with the question: Who can endure it?
In other words, is there any hope to be found?Continue reading “HOPE OR DESPAIR”