Faith is Hope
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see,” Hebrews 1:1.
I received a complimentary Faithbox for this review. Affiliate links are found in this post. See Disclosure/Disclaimer for details.
As a Christian I tend to view life as the glass half full, but lately I feel like the glass has become cloudy and filled with despair. Every morning, I seem to wake up to another tragedy or senseless murder. Each day our lives our bombarded with news of death, loss and hate from the news or alerts on our phones. Then we pour our day-in and day-out stressors to the life glass, and it tips over and breaks onto the floor.
How do we stop ourselves from toppling over when our world looks hopeless? For starters, we need to stop looking to the world for our hope, and start looking at our faith. It’s our assurance in God that yanks us out of our despair and brings us to a place of hope and healing. Praying and reading God’s word is essential in keeping your faith, but sometimes you need a little push to open your Bible or maybe a little encouragement from a friend.
A few weeks ago, I received a FaithBox for a product review. The box sat on my desk for a couple of weeks while I was on vacation, but today I opened the box. As I mentioned above my heart has been feeling heavy, and then I began to take the gifts out of the box and my heart began to feel lighter.
I was happy to learn that 3 meals are provided to hungry kids for every box shipped. I received the Adventure box which I felt matched perfectly with my lifestyle. The first item I pulled out was a gray and white Morning Culture Turkish Towel. The towel is large enough to use for after a shower or at the pool. I thought it also might look nice as a runner on my dining room table. Then I found a 30-Day Adventure devotional to encourage me in my everyday faith. The box was literally stuffed full with encouraging products to lift my spirits. The box also contained a leather bracelet handmade in Haiti with the hashtag #UNASHAMED engraved on it. I quickly slipped the bracelet on as I began to smile. A smaller box filled with Go Everly natural drink mixes and a Faithbox carabiner keychain were in the box. Each item in the box represented my adventure in life. It really made think about my life as not being a glass- full, empty or broken, but an adventurous journey of steep hills to climb, dark valleys to walk through, and lazy rivers to unwind. The best part of this journey is that God will be with me every step of the way.
Would you like to be encouraged with a FaithBox or possibly encourage a friend?
How do you find in encouragement when you feel despair?