When Hope Feels Uncertain

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“This hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
Romans 5:5 (HCSB)

Waiting used to be an eternity; now it’s just a blink. I used to beg for change to happen; now I ask for sameness. I used to pray for patience; now I request more patience. It seems everything has changed in the past two decades.

Twenty-one years ago. That’s when my first foray into motherhood began and ended in a 10-week rollercoaster, beginning with an ecstatic ride to great heights of anticipation and ending in an out-of-control descent to a shattered heart and empty arms. 

Sorrow, anger, bitterness, depression, uncertainty, loneliness, all mixed to create a lethal toxin that slowly ate away all hope.

I lived a hollow existence.


That is until God gently but certainly nudged me into considering that there is hope in the hopeless.

To continue reading click over to Mommies With Hope where I’m thrilled to be a contributing writer, sharing with other mommies as we wait on the Lord’s perfect timing…

(And author Teske Drake informed me there will be a giveaway of her uplifting book, Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow: Finding Light Beyond the Shadow of Miscarriage or Infant Loss!)

Today I’m missing Five Minute Friday but am excited to link up with Bonnie at the Faith Jam around the topic of Broken:

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By His Grace,



  1. Trudy Den Hoed on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Ah, precious hope. Thank you, Julie.

    • Julie Sunne on April 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

      You’re welcome, Trudy. Always look to hope’s true source.

  2. Philip Verghese Ariel on April 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Julie,

    Good to be here again.

    A great thought and verse for the weekend.

    Yes, Hope in God never disappoints us because

    He poured His love in our hearts through the Holy Spirit 🙂

    What a privileged people we are!!
    May God Bless.
    Have a blessed time ahead.
    Have a Happy and blessed weekend.
    ~ Phil

    • Julie Sunne on April 12, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Nice to have you here, Phil! God is endlessly good to us. In His discipline and in His welcoming, He is equally loving. Blessings to you.

  3. dunlizzie on April 12, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I found you through Bonnie’s page today and I’m glad I stopped by, this is a beautiful testimony. Just beautiful. You are right, we cannot put our hope in or even look with the perspective of the world around us, be they experts or not. We must keep our eyes on Him and He will show us the hope in the midst of it all. Thanks.

    • Julie Sunne on April 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

      We do like to “solve” our own problems, don’t we? But the Lord has the solution to every issue we’ll ever have. Wish I could remember that day to day.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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