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(working while) holding hope

appreciation attitude courage Hope Joan Winifred never giving up!

“Better is the end of a matter than its beginning.”

(Ecclesiastes 7:8)

holding hope may not be turbulence-free flying, but it’s not a crash zone; neither.

3/11/19 @ 9:45 p.m.

Turn to Jehovah for strength. Jehovah is “the God who supplies endurance and comfort.” (Rom. 15:5) He alone fully understands not only the problems we face but also the way our environment, emotions, and even our genetic makeup affect us. He is thus the best one to equip us to endure. “He satisfies the desire of those who fear him,” the Bible says. “He hears their cry for help, and he rescues them.” (Ps. 145:19) [“Let Endurance Complete its Work” w 16]

my genetic make-up is affecting my emotions and possibly (most likely) my perspective.

You wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as it is becoming in the Lord. You husbands, keep on loving your wives and do not be bitterly angry with them. You children, be obedient to your parents in everything.​—Col. 3:18-20.

No doubt you will agree that applying Paul’s inspired counsel will still benefit husbands, wives, and children. Husbands are told: “Keep on loving your wives and do not be bitterly angry with them.” A loving husband honors his wife by listening to her opinions and by assuring her that he values what she says. (1 Pet. 3:7) Although he cannot always do as she asks, he often arrives at a more balanced decision by consulting her. (Prov. 15:22) A loving husband tries to gain his wife’s respect by earning it rather than demanding it.

[excerpted w 17. 28]

observation:  the family unit…basic nucleus of human society…fails to function when each member does not lovingly fulfill their responsibilities to each Other. Wives need to respect Husbands; Husbands love Wives; Children listening obediently/respecting parents. When children don’t respect their more experienced in life parents, the entire family is destabilized. When everybody just does their own selfish thing…society/family falls apart…it’s manifesting everywhere…i.e. no respect for any authority anywhere.

3/11/19 @ 10:04 p.m.

p.s. relationships fail without love & respect manifesting freely.

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