As you wait, make sure you are waiting hopefully—in His Word put your hope!

Taking Time to Recharge
Wait Hopefully – Part 1

Scripture Reading: Psalm 130:1-6

Key Verse: Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

One definition of hope says: to cherish a desire with anticipation; to expect with confidence.  The Psalmist David had learned to put his hope in God’s Word.  He cherished a desired action from God and anticipated or expected it with confidence.  David, like us, had no choice but to wait on the Lord.  Our God has perfect timing and won’t give us less than the best answer, but David did have a choice on how he would wait!  He chose to wait hopefully!

            You are probably waiting even as you read this devotional.  You have asked God to help you or someone you care about and now you are waiting on what His answer will be.  Let me challenge you to do a quick check up on your emotions as you wait.  What kinds of emotions are you allowing to consume your mind during this waiting period?  Would fear or anxiety be the dominant emotion?  Can you say with David, “I have put my hope in God’s Word”?

            People who lose hope lose energy to live with any level of happiness.  People who let hope go, let joy go as well.  Hope is the essential element for us to get out of bed each day, believing for good things to come to us.  We all need that “cherished anticipation” that God will be there for us.  As you wait, make sure you are waiting hopefully—in His Word put your hope!

Father, I don’t know what your answer is to my prayer request, but I expect the best answer at the perfect time.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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