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I have found that it is easy to let hope be your guide when skies are blue, the sun is shining and all is well in your world, but when the worst happens, when the storm clouds start rolling in, what is your first reaction? Is it one of hope and of you standing on God’s promises, or does your mind go off into all the bad things that “could” happen? I have two answers to this. When it is a personal experience I tend to way in on the side of entertaining those dark thoughts of terrible outcomes and the things that go bump in the night, but when I have a little distance, as in it’s not happening directly to me, I find it is much easier to let hope win out and guide me through the situation. I think that is a testament to God. He places extra people around you during those hard times, people who have some distance from the given situation, in order to help guide you back towards hope. Your turn? What is your gut reaction to the unthinkable?