The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness. The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them. The Lord protects all those who love him, but he will destroy the wicked. I will praise the Lord, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever. Psalm 145: 14-21 NLT
Sometimes I think we Christians are incredibly self-absorbed and too focused on our mortality. We are always praying for people to be healed or removed from suffering. We want to live longer -- and we want our loved ones to be able to do the same. We forget the smallest details of all that God has endowed to us as God’s people. And we overlook the eternal hope that God desperately wants for us.
The psalmist’ words in Psalm 145 are words of hope for me. I can see more clearly what God provides for us. God doesn’t just heal but God lifts up our hopelessness. When we focus on God and what God has already provided for us, we see a glorious future and a promise that God will never go back on.
Where do you need hope to shine in your own life?
God, we praise you and bless your holy name forever and ever. Amen.
Copyright 2013 Amelia G. Sims