by Fenton Moorhead

Hope: Is the Best Yet to Come?
Fenton Moorhead

Hope: having the faith that the best is yet to be!

More than optimism.

A firm, resilient belief in God's promises.

What Megan shared about her faith was tremendous. But, some of you are thinking, "she's so young," just wait.

Wait until there's the…

The stress of demands
The storms of doubt
The sting of failure

Wait until she experiences what I've gone through…

The pink slip comes, the rejection letter arrives, the doctor calls, the divorce papers are delivered, the law suit if filed, the check bounces, a policeman knocks on the door…just wait…

Let's see if she has hope then!

I think she'll make it. Because of her faith and hope.

One of my favorite stories about adversity is about Chippie the parakeet.

Chippie never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over.

The problem began when Chippie's owner decided to clean Chippie's cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang and she turned to pick it up. She'd barely said "hello" when "sssopp!" Chippie got sucked in.

The bird owner gasped, put down the phone, turned off the vacuum, and opened the bag. There was Chippie--still alive, but stunned.

Since the bird was covered with dust and soot, she grabbed him and raced to the bathroom, turned on the faucet, and held Chippie under the running water. Then, realizing that Chippie was soaked and shivering, she did what any compassionate bird owner would do...she reached for the hair dryer and blasted the bird with hot air.

Poor Chippie never knew what hit him.

A few days after the trauma, the reporter who wrote the original story, contacted Chippie's owner to see how the bird was recovering. "We ...

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