Keep Hope Alive

 

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Quiet your heart in his presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you. And don’t think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity
are better off than you. Psalm 37:7 TPT

I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world that has gone through a prolonged battle. I’m pretty sure that most of us have faced situations where we’ve called out to God for a breakthrough, a miracle for something, right? Have you ever wondered if He plays favorites? If maybe while you were screwing up somewhere, He sent your answer and you missed it?

These are the times I read me some Psalms because I’m pretty sure that there is nothing I’ve faced or am facing that David hasn’t experienced himself. As a boy he was not his fathers favorite, in fact when the prophet Samuel called for all his sons to be gathered, he didn’t bother calling for David. No value there! It wasn’t until the prophet tried the rest of his boys that he finally admitted he had one more.

I thank God that at least my mom and dad didn’t forget me or think less of me. Perhaps they wondered what I’d end up being or doing, but thinking how it could have been stirs my hope up in the Lord.

I’m pretty sure that when he took the head off Goliath, he wasn’t thinking that it would be the cause of jealousy and he’d be running for his life, stuck with a bunch of disgruntled people as his followers.

His own children turned on him and tried to take over the kingdom. He didn’t know how to be a father, he just repeated what he’d learned from his own. It gives me hope that my children haven’t tried to kill me or run me out of my home. My point is, it could be worse!

He committed adultery. He murdered. He cried out to God and repented and even before Jesus came and shed his blood, God forgave him and blessed him. Regardless of how long it takes, I will put my hope in the Lord. As David said throughout the Psalms, He’s my strong tower, my fortress, my help in time of trouble. My enemies may be many, but my God is bigger and He will never leave me nor forsake me.

My hope is in You oh God! I will trust in You as my source, my supply, my help, my deliverer. In Your presence is fullness of joy. You’re the peace to my storm, my daily bread when I’m hungry, my living water when I thirst. My heart pants for You, desperate for the sweet sound of Your voice. I will be still in Your presence and quiet my soul as I wait for the answer, for my breakthrough. You will not disappoint. I will hope in You. Amen

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