Hope

By Lauren

If you have ever wondered about your significance to mankind, the environment, or the universe, you may understand the thoughts that run wild through my mind and the feeling of fragility of human life. To begin, let me explain how these thoughts were framed. My religion, or my hope in a greater being, was questioned last year, due to my over curiosity in the world around me. How, I decided, could I believe in a “Holy Ghost” if I was comforted as a child with the idea that spirits did not exist. I feared the persecution and everlasting pain of the cautioned hell.

To dismiss my belief in God, was like ridding myself of my hope for protection in this life and en everlasting life in death. How could I have deserted my “Father”, with which I had resigned my fears for twelve years? I now felt alone and excruciatingly minute in the world around me. BUT, a few months ago, I began to believe again. I realized that faith is the belief in what is unbelievable. I now feel great in what I can accomplish and satisfied with what I cannot. My hope, my allegiance to God, is what keeps me going.