Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (New Revised Standard Version)
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,
but a sudden good break can turn life around. (The Message Version)
I’m always intrigued by different translations – open your Bible and see if your verse is the same or different. I think reading different translations can help us get more out of the passage.
This verse is so true for me. When I don’t have a goal or something to look forward to, life can get monotonous. But having something to hope for, look forward to, and work towards keeps my spirits high.
Where are you today? Are you feeling disappointed? Or are you experiencing desire fulfilled?
What can you do in your current situation to instill that hope that keeps your spirits high?
God is always with you and through that promise, there is hope in the future – whatever it may hold.