Hope – a four-letter word that means so much to some people and so little to others. I confess there were days I held out little hope for getting through some of the most difficult situations in my life. Hope was a distant thought, not something present back then. Times have changed.
Our verse of the day comes from Psalm 71:14-18.
“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long— though I know not how to relate them all. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone. Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”
Today, I rejoice in the hope I have found in the Lord. As the psalmist says, I, too, will always have hope.
I can talk a lot.
I often joke and say the Lord has given me a big mouth. Honestly, I absolutely love to tell of his goodness and grace. Furthermore, the Lord has done so much in my life since those dark days, I cannot keep silent. Like the psalmist, I must proclaim his righteous and marvelous deeds.
When I think of what has happened in my life, I cannot take credit. I must glorify the Lord and give him the praise he deserves. I confess it wasn’t luck, good fortune, or karma that has brought me to where I am today. It was the Lord Almighty.
My goal is to tell everyone, young and old, how good the Lord is and how much he loves us.
I know not everyone will care, and that is certainly their decision. However, for me, it’s the least I can do as a measure of gratitude. Knowing how much the Lord loves us gives us hope to cling to in this dark world.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for all you have done in my life. My hope is in you, Lord. I confess I do not ever want to imagine life without your presence. Lord, Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.