I have the above saying on an index card on my bathroom mirror. When I get thrown some negative experience or I am struggling with depression, I sometimes feel hopelessness creep in. When I start to feel hopeless, I start to believe that my situation is, in fact, hopeless. We must remember in our life and recovery that feelings are not facts.
Emotional reasoning is a common cognitive distortion that says “if it feels true, then it must be true.” For me, hopelessness is a place that I can still sometimes default to after a negative experience or during a depressive episode. Simply having this reminder on my bathroom mirror is such a great reminder for those moments that there is, and always will be, hope. That hope is anchored deeply and securely in Jesus Christ.
May you experience God’s hope today no matter what you are facing.