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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

Finding Hope

In our journey through life, we often encounter storms that seem to engulf our peace and happiness. These are the times when our faith is tested when it looks like darkness overshadows the light of God's love. But remember, these trials are fleeting moments in the grand design of God’s eternal plan.

Imagine life as a tapestry woven by the hands of the Divine. Each thread represents our experiences – the joys, the sorrows, the victories, and the defeats. While we see only the underside of this tapestry, with its tangles and knots, God sees the beautiful design on the other side. Our current afflictions, no matter how heavy they feel, are but light and momentary stitches in this magnificent work of art.

God, in His infinite wisdom, allows these trials not to harm us but to mold us, to strengthen us, and to prepare us for a greater destiny. The Apostle Paul assures us: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17). Like gold refined in fire, our faith and character are purified through these challenges.

It is natural to question the purpose behind our struggles. But in these times, let us echo the words of trust and surrender: “God, I may not understand Your ways, but I trust in You. I know Your plans are greater than my own. My life is in Your hands.”

Let this hope be the anchor of our souls, a beacon of light in the darkness. For in our light affliction, we are being prepared for an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.

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