There is but one word strong enough to conquer despair – and that is faith. Either we despair – or we believe. Nothing but faith is able to swallow up despair, there is no other alternative. That is the great either-or in life, more important than any other. Either despair – or faith. (Emil Brunner, Our Faith, p.92)
I got this off of my friend Ekaputra Tupamahu’s facebook page. I was both an encouragement and a rebuke for me because I had been beginning to give into despair about the many difficulties we face and have been going through. Thank the Lord for Emil Brunner and his encouragement and rebuke to me. I need new hope right now and reason to believe somehow we are going to pull out of this mess. I need to remember no matter what, God is GOOD and he is FAITHFUL. There is no ohter alternative to these truths.