hope

For In You I Take Refuge (Psalm 16:1-2)

When I opened my Email this morning, the Daily Bible Verse I got from theDailyBibleVerse.org said:

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.'” (Psa. 16:1-2)

Funny, because I also ran into these verses this morning before I even saw that Email:

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psa. 118:8)

“Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.” (Psa. 146:3) (more…)

Call On Him (Psalm 145:18-20)

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psa. 145:18-20)

Psalm 145 has so many amazing truths, and the Lord spoke to me about many situations in my life throughout its different verses. It made it hard to pick just one to share some thoughts on today! That said, verses 18-20 reminds me of his faithfulness. (more…)

I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 143:8)

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psa. 143:8)

David was crying out in the midst of despair, hopelessness, and depression. He prayed to the Lord for deliverance from his enemies, and also for divine guidance- not that he would do his own will, but that the Lord would be the one to lead him and give him hope for His Name’s sake. (more…)

In His Hands (Psalm 138:6-8)

“Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.” (Psa. 138:6-8)

Although my family is going through a worrisome situation with my wife’s health right now, the Lord is faithful to send daily reminders through His Word that He is walking with us, and will not leave us nor forsake us! (more…)

My Soul Waits (Psalm 130:5-6)

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” (Psa. 130:5-6)

This is a moving comparison to watchmen or sentinels, whose job was to laboriously watch and guard throughout the night, from dusk till dawn. The author captures the weight of their weariness and burden as he repeats “more than watchmen wait for the morning… more than watchmen wait for the morning.” (more…)