“My Hope”

This Weeks Meditation:  “My Hope”
Read: Psalm 37:1-9

Where do I truly place my hope?  I asked myself that candid question this week as I listened to this weeks #1 Christian song on the radio by Aaron Shust.  It is entitled “My hope is in you.”  Here are the lyrics to the chorus….

“My hope is in You, Lord, All the day long, I won’t be shaken by drought or storm, A peace that passes understanding is my song, And I sing, My hope is in You, Lord.”  That is the encouragement we hear in Psalm 37 as well.

David realizes that the things this world offers are so empty and pale in comparison to the hope we find in the Lord.  He says, “Evil people may try to cut us off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” (v.9)

It seems like every time we surf the web or turn on the T.V. we have somebody or some company trying to offer us the remedy to all of our ills.  “Your hope for happiness is found in this new product.”  “Your cure for loneliness is found in this new book by such and such author.”  “Your hope for a better financial future is found in this new job or in this wonderful investment.”

David tried many of those kind of things until he realized that nothing compared to the hope that was found in his Lord.  In verse 4 he says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Can you truly say that your hope is in the Lord all day long?  When I asked myself that question I realized that even though I think that and want that, I often let the world trick me into another option.  When the road is rough it is easy to look in many different directions for help, but remember, our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

Our God is a God of Hope, Restoration, Peace, Salvation, Forgiveness, and on and on.  If we commit our ways to Him and trust in him I am confident that He will give us that song of hope to sing along with Aaron Shust.

Make it personal:  To find more encouraging hope in God’s Word go to www.biblegateway.com and type the word “hope” in the search box.  You will be encouraged and you will realize once again that in God and His Word we have all the hope that we need.

Glen Rhodes, Minister of Discipling and Community Life
Arthur Mennonite Church