When you sense that you are losing hope, open your Bible and read

Taking Time to Recharge
Wait Hopefully – Part 2

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.

Yesterday we studied the fact that David waited on the Lord with hope in God’s Word.  As we consider this method of waiting, we need to have God’s Word firmly in place in our lives.  The Bible reminds us that faith comes from hearing God’s Word (Romans 10:17).  And, as we saw yesterday, a key element of hope is our faith (trust) in God’s Word.

            We must be careful not to put our hope in what we want God to say or do.  Our hope must be placed in what God has truly said He would do.  For example, I may have great hope that God will grant me wealth, but there are no promises in the Bible that God will make me rich as far as this world’s wealth is concerned.  I can have great hope that all my needs will be met.  That hope is not on what I want God’s word to say, but on what it actually says: “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

            God’s Word is full of promises to those who have put their hope in Jesus and what He did on the cross.  When you sense that you are losing hope, open your Bible and read.  Underline the promises that you come to in your reading.  Put your trust and hope in those words; they are inspired by God himself!  “More than watchmen wait for the morning, wait for the Lord!”

Father, I will put my hope in your promises to me!  As sure as the morning light will come, so will these come true!  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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