Psalm 39

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” (Psalm 39:7)

Interesting question; more interesting answer. The writer lived in tumultuous times filled with perils on every horizon. Many of his psalms speak of enemies and foes both from without and within. He continually saw himself as in trouble with no source of help other than God. David never expected help from other places. He never felt he could count on anyone but God when the times got hard.

This is not to say that there were no friends or family he could trust to help him. No, David was surrounded by a host of friends who would give their lives to protect him. That’s not what he’s talking about. David knew that his life was in the hands of God. He was responsible for his own mistakes and faults just as we all are and no man was able to rescue him from himself. Only God could do that.

Where is our hope coming from? Are we looking to the hills for God to help or to our own strength and power? David was a mighty king, but he knew who had the real power. He did not know what God would do, but he trusted God to take care of him. That is a powerful message and one we need to hear.

Task for Today: What are you waiting for? Family, friends, the stock market, job, savings. Where is your hope? Today, turn to God. Put your trust in Him. Wait on Him. God will not disappoint you. Put all of your hope in God. All of it.

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