Holding onto hope in strange times

10 Sep 2020

Holding onto hope in strange times

This year has certainly been unpredictable. Each month has brought its own challenges and opportunities with adaptability and resilience becoming two of the most essential life skills for everyone, across the whole world. 

For some, this has been a time of great stress as each change upturns everything we took for granted, for others, this has been a great time to take a step back and refocus on what’s important. Here in the Trinity community, we’re all going through this time together, adjusting to new ways of learning and working, and finding what works for each of us. 

When things are rocky, it can be easy to get weighed down by all the ways in which we’ve been disappointed. 

It’s important to remember that there are still opportunities to celebrate and things to look forward to, even if they’re on a smaller scale than how we might have celebrated before.

It’s still important to have something to count down to — to be hopeful and anticipatory about, like school holidays, birthdays, Christmas, you name it! — and when they finally arrive you often have a chance to relax, spend time with people you love, and focus on what’s important. 

Trinity is a Christian school. Our hope lies in Jesus, what His death and resurrection has done for us, and for the day he returns. Two weeks of rain can ruin the fun of the school holidays, a disappointing gift can deflate a birthday, and this year might see Christmas family gatherings looking a little different. But when our hope is in God, we can’t be disappointed. 

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

We may not be able to circle the date on the calendar, but putting our hope in God means we can weather whatever life throws at us as we keep our eyes fixed on Him, draw on Him for our strength, and find our reassurance in the joy and peace He gives us.