“Hope” by Eugene Peterson

“Hoping does not mean doing nothing… It is the opposite of desperate and panicky manipulations, of scurrying and worrying. And hoping is not dreaming. It is not spinning an illusion or fantasy to protect us from our boredom or our pain.

It means a confident, alert expectation that God will do what He said He will do. It is imagination put in the harness of faith. It is a willingness to let God do it His way and in His time.”

–Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1980/2000), 144.


Filed under Christian Theology, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Quotable Quotes

3 responses to ““Hope” by Eugene Peterson

  1. Hey! It let me comment! Love the quote. Needed to hear it. Thanks


  2. rsmith

    How does Eugene Peterson fit in with this? His teachings and message bible are very questionable to say the least. His theology has far leanings toward the Interspirituality and new age influenced idea’s. Not judging the man’s heart but his theology is not in keeping with the historic teachings of scripture.


  3. sonicleese

    Reblogged this on Sonic Drops.


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