The ChristianÕs Hope
Psalm 62:5-8 states, "My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation
is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not
be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my
refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour our your heart
before Him; God is a refuge for us."
As we wait for God's timing, God's plan, God's answer, let us not be moved. In the original Hebrew, "moved" is translated "to waver, to slip, shake, or fall." Let us not waver, slip, shake, or fall from the hope our God gives to each of us.
So, what is hope? One definition says hope is the "grounds for believing something good may happen." Our grounds on which to believe is none other than God's Holy Word. What kind of hope does He give us in His Word? The hope of an abundant life here on this earth, the hope of a perfect plan for each of us, the hope of being used for His glory, the hope of direction in each of our lives, and, of course, the wonderful hope of heaven.
May each of us continue to pour our hearts out before the Lord so that we may continue to find strength as we wait on the Lord.