When a book (or eBook, this case) has the subtitle “Courage and a kick to hug hope, face fear, and get going,” it’s written for me.
“Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.” – Rebecca Solnit (quoted in Scary Hope)
“I hope you spend more time pursuing than regretting, second-guessing, and woe-is-me’ing. (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)
“Do you naturally, on your own, think positive about yourself, other people, and circumstances? Left to yourself, with no one to talk to, can you get critical and depressed? I think it’s part of our fallen, human condition. The Bible tells us to think about good and positive things, to “set your mind on things that are above.” The Bible has to tell us that because we don’t naturally do it. We need help.” (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)
“Hope can stay unfulfilled. You end up disappointed, crushed. It happens…Hope is confusing. Is it just your own idea, something you made up, or is there something bigger there? Often it’s hard to explain what you’re hoping for, even to yourself. You might not even understand what it is you’re hoping for.” (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)
“What if the depth of your wilderness was equal to the depth of the coming fulfillment of your hope?” (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)
“Finding strength in the Lord your God is no guarantee your hope will be fulfilled. But it is strength for one more step than you think is possible.” (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)
“When you stare at your hope, the scary is still there. But hope is bigger. When you stare at the scary, hope is still there. But fear is bigger. You stare at your fear, or you stare at your hope Whatever you stare at wins.” (Scary Hope, Kindle Edition.)