Lord, I don’t want to be like those on the road to Emmaus, who stood still with their faces downcast when You asked, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They responded, “We had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:17, 21).
They did not understand that the cross had to come before the kingdom. How foolish they were! The very death which they had responded to with hopelessness represented the greatest hope of all time!
Lord God, I ask forgiveness for every single time I have blamed my hopelessness on You. You are the God of hope. You are the Blessed Hope Himself.