"(Love)..hopes all things"
"I've given up hope". Is that a phrase I've heard before, by someone despairing about their relationship? Maybe they tried everything they could think of to fix a troubled relationship: marriage counselling, books on relationships, losing weight, plastic surgery, switching to a higher paying job, and so on. No matter what or how much they changed, nothing seemed to make a real difference.
When I let go of hope, I narrow my vision by focussing on my despair. I'm don't see any solutions that do appear, because of my pessimism. I also throw away any answers that do come, because of a mistaken belief I can predict how things would turn out.
If I hold on to hope though, I eventually find that a solution magically appears - maybe not as early as I'd like, or as easy as I'd like, but it does come. The biggest obstacle I faced in overcoming my challenge wasn't the obstacle itself, but my feeling of hopelessness in confronting it.
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