Where Is Your Hope? (Psalm 5; 38; 41-42)

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God. Psalm 42:11

As I sit down before this laptop, I know where my hope is. My hope in in the Heavens. This God in the Heavens has sent His Holy Spirit (John 14:27) to walk alongside with His people. Our hope is firmly planted on the rock of Jesus. He has given us the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth to us.

Before you read the above Psalms, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you. Do it now. Did you read the Psalms or are you relying on this blog first? Please read the Scripture first.

Now that you have read the Scripture I want to point out to you that in each Psalm there was some trial or so tribulation taking place.

In Psalm five the writer is asking God to be his shield (5:14). We picture the writer going into God’s house with confidence knowing God is His shield.

In Psalm thirty-eight the writer is asking God for mercy because the writer has done foolish things (38:5). The enemy has seized the high ground, but the Psalmist places all his hope in God.

In Psalm forty-one the writer is asking God for His grace (41:13). The writer knows God will uphold him.

In Psalm forty-two the writer longs to be in the presence of the Lord (42:1). The Lord knows God will deliver him at the right time.

Question: Are you going through anything today? If so, I wonder, on what ground are you standing? The writers of today’s Psalms had learned from their failures that standing on anything other than Christ is sinking sand. The writers also came to understand that victory was sure if they stayed on the rock which is Christ.

Brothers and sisters, our Lord is our Rock and He is our Foundation!!!

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[f] to be with you forever, John 14:16

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