Greg, author of Wrestling with an Angel, doesn’t write often enough (in my opinion).
You’ll understand why I say that from his response to a horrific story about a mother who killed her disabled son that captures the darkness of despair and the hope we have when we are held by God himself:
We’ve all been there. We are fathers and mothers and men and women and children who have walked through this valley. We know this darkness well.
We also know the only light that can shatter this darkness is the light of the gospel. And so for us, the “If we had known…” has turned into “We now know…”. And because we know, we will proclaim the hope of the gospel to these desperate, hurting, and often hope-less families.
If you are reading this today, I want you to know that there is hope. No matter how dark it may seem–there is hope. No matter what you have done–there is hope. No matter how unknown your future may be, there is a gracious God that has gone before you to prepare the way. He stands with outstretched arms proclaiming through the cross of His Son, “there is abundant hope waiting for you!”
You can read the entire post here, There is Hope!, along with the 25 passages from scripture to show where that hope is anchored.