God, the one and only— I’ll wait as long as he says. Everything I hope for comes from him, so why not? He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle: I’m set for life”. Psalm 62:5-6 (MSG)
Have you ever hoped for something for so long? Something that didn’t come true, so you stopped hoping, so that it would stop hurting? At least if you are not expecting anything good to come, you can’t be disappointed.
To hope is to risk; it takes both vulnerability and courage. And yet God, the one and only, completely capable and trustworthy God, carries your heart in His, and knows just what you long for, dream of, and hope for. Yes, cautiously at times, and perhaps courageously at others. He knows!
Placing your trust in Him and the plans He has for you is like putting gold bars in a bank vault. Precious things—hope and dreams for you and for others too—all dear to your heart, are safe with Him—because you are dear to Him. You can rest now, and breathe. Let your soul expand with endless possibilities—and wait!
Good things are on the way to you, precious one. You are set now, for life, because hope in His unfailing promises, cannot disappear, or ever disappoint!
Dearest Father and Lord, it’s true. Sometimes it’s hard to hope because of the pain of disappointments gone by. I wait at times, and wonder—will it ever work out? Could those dreams possibly come true?
And yet You have promised, in the faithful and true way that only You can do—that if we abide in You, resting in Your goodness where real hope comes alive—You will turn our disappointments into Your divine appointments! You will cover our sorrows, and even our deepest shame, in love’s redeeming grace.
Because You ask me to Lord, I place my trust in You, knowing that You dream good things for me, and You are the One Who makes those very dreams come true.
Eternal Father, Glorious King, with a grateful heart, I honour and worship You.
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