Continual Hope

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Psalmist felt alone and vulnerable. As he looked around, he realized that his enemies were conspiring together, waiting for the right moment to attack. These men were convinced that no one could rescue him, and that even God had forsaken him.

In this position, the Psalmist turned to God, praying that He would “come quickly.” He asked Him to “rescue me and deliver me.” He knew God provided a refuge, that He alone was “my rock and my fortress.”

In particular he felt the impact of growing older. He prayed, “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.” His wanted future generations to know why they should trust God throughout their lives. He vowed to “declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”

He recognized that God had been his hope at every stage of life. In spite of his weaknesses and challenges, he could testify to the miraculous way God had intervened: “I have become a marvel to many, for You are my strong refuge.” He knew that God would “increase my honor.”

Reflecting on all that God had done, he continually would respond with praise. “My mouth is filled with Your praise and with Your glory all day long.” He promised to praise God with both words and music. He would “shout for joy” and testify to His faithfulness.

The Bible provides this account as a reminder. Do you ever feel vulnerable? Isolated? Discouraged? These are times to turn to God. To fill your life with expressions of thanks and praise. To celebrate because He always is with you. That you always can hope in Him.