“No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who HOPE in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. Our soul WAITs for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have TRUSTed in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.” Psalm 33:16-22
“It is better to TRUST in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to TRUST in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” Ps. 118:8-9
Hope, wait, and trust, trust, trust, trust my friends. Sometimes there are no answers, there is no “Why?”, there is no comfort in this world that is sufficient to answer the pain of our hearts. This is when we hope, this is when we wait, and this is when we trust.
Through everything I’ve been through in my life, I know there are many paths one can take in pain; the path of bitterness, the path of rage, the path of fear, the path of anything else to numb and cope with this horrible feeling one has in every fiber of their being… I have learned that if you visit those paths, they do help you feel a sense of power for a little while, but they always create new and even more complex pain if you remain on them over time. The paths of freedom are truly outlined above…. hope, wait and trust.
Today, if you have visited or are visiting other paths, you can choose His path. Even in your darkest hour, God reaches down to you and will help you make a choice for His path by His grace in Jesus. Call on Him today for His help.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I call upon you today for your help. I need you! I can’t make it without you. I need your love desperately in my life. I can’t make sense of anything in my life right now, so I choose to lay it down at your feet as an offering. I leave it there and I invite your love to fill every void created. Help me to wait on You. Help me to hope in You. Help me to trust You. Help me to your path of peace today so that even I can proclaim, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” just as your servant Job did. Thank you God that you are no respecter of persons and that I can call upon you now and that you are big enough, strong enough, and willing to save me. In Jesus Name. Amen