Hope is a mysterious ingredient. When we have it we barely sense its presence. When we don’t have it, the skies of life blacken and the future turns a dull shade of grey.
We sometimes feel hope – when circumstances indicate that help is on the way. But, hope is something deeper than a feeling. Hope is more than seeing an encouraging light on the horizon and walking toward it.
Hope needs an anchor to ground it. That anchor is God. David, writer of the Psalms, said:
Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him. For I shall yet praise Him, my Helper and my God. Psalm 42:5
When trouble comes, the anchor of hope digs deeper into the sea.
“A hardworking, hungry man cannot live on whipped cream. He must have something solid to nourish him. In the same way, a person who is being tried by hard times, must have a gospel that is true, and he must believe that it is true.” C. H. Spurgeon
Are you in trouble? Let the hope that God gives fill your mind and soul.
Prayer: Lord, I rely on your promises. I depend on You alone for everything I need. My hope is anchored in You.
Happy is the person who has the God of Jacob as his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Psalm 146:5