Whew! Glad to be back here! Not like I went anywhere before sef. Laziness has had the better part of me(y’all know I’m lazy, yeah?)- well, this year, I’ve determined to send laziness far far away from me. So help me God. Amen.

Today, we are going to be talking about something important, so read on and don’t forget to leave your comments and share after reading. Thanks!

We meet/see people everyday,everywhere. We see different people with different faces from different races. It would be difficult to know what kind of problems or burdens each carries on the inside. We’ve got smiling faces everywhere and many of ’em have crying faces within. You never can figure out what someone is going through unless God tells you or unless the person tells you.

Some weeks ago, I was chatting with a friend. I asked him how he was doing and he said he wasn’t happy. I asked him why and he explained that he had gone for an HIV test and he had been tested positive. For a moment, I didn’t know what to say. Then I tried to comfort him and make him understand that it wasn’t the end yet but from the way he sounded, one could infer that he had given up any hope of living beyond five years from now. He can’t be blamed tho, HIV isn’t like malaria, most people with it would feel the same way.

There are so many people everywhere who are going through things or who have experienced things that have made them hopeless. They’re in our schools, our streets, even our churches. Looking at them, you’d see beautiful smiles but you can never tell the pains that make them cry on the inside. However, amidst the troubles of this world, untold pains, uncertainties of tomorrow, dark times, one thing can sure keep us going- HOPE.

I’m sure there’s someone reading this and that person has lost hope concerning something. I don’t know what you’re going through at the moment, I can’t tell the problems you’re facing now. It could be an HIV case(like the one I told you about), or a cancer case or some other terminal disease case that your doctor and others have made you think you can’t overcome. It could be family problem, it could be a crumbling marriage that you’ve lost all hope of resuscitating. Or maybe you’ve tried doing something(like taking an exam) and you’ve always failed- The list of problems is endless! I don’t know what it is that’s happening to you but I know something, and that’s that the fact that you’re still alive is a gift of hope itself. Life is meaningless only if you allow it to be. Turbulent times would come, they could linger for a short while or for a long time, you could feel the whole world crumbling on you, you might not see any reason to live any longer but please know this- you’ve got to be strong, you’ve got to be hopeful.

If you’ve got someone going through something, please try as much as you can to show them love, give ’em a source of hope. You never can tell, that’s what they could need to live another day.

Whatever the problems facing you, whatever the situation you’re in, NEVER give in to hopelessness. Open your eyes and see the bright side of things, wipe your tears, Smile, forget your pains, stay on the hopeful lane of life. GOD will make a way out if you believe. DON’T LOSE HOPE!

“The first purpose of hope is to make hopelessness bearable”- Robert Brault

“No matter how difficult life gets, the important thing to remember is to live it with hope”- Unknown

Thanks for reading! Please don’t forget to drop your comments! Contradictions, Corrections and Contributions would be highly appreciated!


51 thoughts on “HOPE

  1. Hmmm an inspirational talk HOPE.Never give up in any situation because dat sun we ar gazin at can dry a cloth.@orifunke keep it up WILLIAMS SHAKESPEARE of our present generation


  2. Wen u’re @ a cross road, wen al hope seems lost; look unto GOD the author n finisher of ur faith. Suffering may endure 4 d 9yt but joy cometh in the morning. Jesu l’alabaro mi, jesu l’alabaro mi, iwo ni mo gboju le, iwo ni mo f’ehin ti; Olorun ayo, ese o ere.( Jesus is my consoler). 9ce 1. Kudos!


  3. This post is in season…i mean things happening within and around us can sometimes be URGHH!!*searching 4 a word hia*–overwhelming. Thanks funke and ‘yo kick that laziness hard.lol


  4. Hope is what keeps us up many times. Hope has to do with expectation, and expectation can only be sustained by faith. With faith in God, no situation is ever completely ‘hopeless’.
    Nice write up, I know someone somewhere will be touched by this.


    1. Awwww. You’ve said something I should have put in the post oo-_- Lol. I agree with you! I really do hope someone’s touched or inspired by this. Thanks a lot for reading!


  5. Someone told me that my piece Wayfarer http://wp.me/s2HThI-wayfarer was overly grandiose with its use of english. Thankfully I can always HOPE to be better next time…

    Hope is one topic that as been avoided or relegated to 3rd place behind Love and Faith… But it is very vital… As Love hopes… And Hope is the anchor of our soul… Faith is the substance of things HOPEd for.

    I appreciate your attempt to remind us. May God bless you. We should always remain hopeful.. As one of my mentors wud say… Run to your stronghold of hope!!!

    Gracias ma…


  6. Hmmm! Lovely piece…thank God u’ve resolved not to be lazy this year. Reading this opened in my mind something i’ve not felt in a long time…and that’s the topic, hope…for several of my friends and people i see normally, for teenagers, for Nigeria, and the world at large. It really blessed me…of course i’ll share this. Please, don’t stop writing…don’t stop blessing us with those Heaven-inspired write-ups…GOD BLESS YOU MA!


  7. Funny how this was me years back struggling with so many issues & it all turned out for the better, though I’m not having it as good as I used to way back I’m grateful for the past few years and thru d ups n downs my experience has taught me so many lessons & brought me thus far to where I am today


    1. Wow. Tiz nice there’s someone who can relate this post! I’m sure you’ve learnt lessons from life. I can tell you’ve learnt from your experiences that Hope is wat can keep us going. Thanks for commenting! *smiles


  8. HOPE huh..? Hmmnn.. Y do I get da feelin dis whole post is actually relatin 2 me & my evryday lifestyle.. Well, jus too many assumptns maybe.. But pretty nice piece of work here Funke ma’am.. Kip it up babe..!!!!


  9. Hope is what keeps us alive. It is even more important than life itself. Without hope, we can as well end life(or lives as the case may be). It is what keeps us going. It is that which we can cling to (and yeah,we all have to cling onto something). An hopeless person is as good as dead. Without hope, we are nothing.
    We must help others in ensuring that they keep their hopes alive. We must do all that is necessary to ensure that we give people hope and also help them in preserving their hopes. We must also be careful not to ‘kill’ other people’s hopes cos by doing that, we have invariably ‘killed’ them. Nice piece you got here.


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