During this season of mourning my family has been heavy hit with, to include my grandmother currently walking through the valley of the shadow of death, we have done all we can, and now we just stand still and wait for the salvation of our God.
I long to refocus on the Life-giver when I have time to just sit with the Lord. Often I find great comfort as I lay my face upon tbe pages of His Word and weep.
Well it’s Wednesday, and I wanted to simply share a Word from God. It is my prayer. Make it your prayer during this time of expectation. No matter what it looks like God is faithful even when we are not. He sees our afflictions and promises to deliver us from them all. (See Psalm 34:19.) You’ll soon be giving glory to God no matter the season you find yourself in.
Psalm 25 NIV
“1 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.7 Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.8 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.11 For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. 13 They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.14 The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.15 My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!”
I also am including this link to Aaron Shust’s song My Hope Is In You.
Beloved, our hope endures!