The phrase, “I am ready to throw up my hands”, is defined in the dictionary as, “to give up in despair.” This should never be the mindset of a follower of Jesus Christ because hope is always on our horizon. I have heard this negative confession made by a number of people in recent conversations and on social media regarding the current situation in our culture. It concerns me, especially when I hear the same thought occasionally rolling around in my head in a moment of frustration.
These negative and hopeless thoughts need to be challenged because they do not represent the Kingdom of God. The only time you and I should throw up our hands is in an expression of worship, never in despair.