Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.
Psalm 33:22, NLT*
How often can we honestly say our hope is in God alone?
We rely on what He’s given: jobs, doctors, physical strength and mental abilities. It would be silly not to make full use of them—after all, isn’t that why He provided them?
But let’s remember to look deeper and see where we’re really anchoring our hope. If some or all of our resources are taken away, God will still be God, still here, still loving and powerful.
Father, help us remember to put our hope and trust fully in You and not in what You give. Teach us to recognize Your hand at work, and give us grateful, praising hearts for all You’ve done.
Robin Mark’s song, “My Hope is in the Lord,” is a good reminder.
*New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Amen. This was a good reminder to look past the facade of things and people to the God behind them.
I wonder how much we miss by only seeing the surface, and it’s so easy to do. We need God to give us spiritual vision as well as physical — and we need to remember to use it.
Reblogged this on Steven Atwood.