Hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore, Psalm 131:3.
Hope. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible. To have confidence; trust. To desire. The longing for something accompanied by the belief in the possibility of its occurrence. To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. To believe, or trust.
Everywhere you turn, there seems to be bad news. Dirty politics, mass shootings, much-too-early deaths. It’s so easy to become discouraged and wonder if the world will ever right itself. Is there any justice or good left in this world?
One thing we can be assured of: God’s love when we hope in Him. When my trust is placed in His almighty hands, we can make it through today. Through tomorrow and the next day. One day at a time. You see, in Psalm 131, we read that God plans to be around protecting us for the long haul. He doesn’t plan to ditch us at the first sign of doubt or fear. No, He will be available. He is real.
Calm and quiet yourself. Breathe deeply. Ask for His guidance and strength. He waits to draw close to you, my friend.
What do you hope in? Whom do you hope in?