We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it's the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction.
In our journey here on earth sometimes we experience a complete loss of hope; this is what we call despair. For the Christian we have the blessed hope which is that day when Jesus will come to redeem us and take us to heaven for eternity. Until that day we need to remember to focus on the right things, as Paul reminds us in Philippians 4:8. He reminds us that despair will be replaced with peace when we think on the right things. Sometimes our despair is because we forget how important it is to spend time building others up, rather than concentrating so much on ourselves. When we think on the things that are good and do for others, we will have hope and true joy and peace that passes our human understanding. We have no time for despair when we are busy “doing”.