DAY 23: Tuesday, May 5
Is My Hope in the LORD?
“The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:25-26
During one of the darkest times in Israel’s history, the prophet Jeremiah wrote these words. He wasn’t sugar-coating the calamity that was taking place or trying to diminish the crisis that was coming. He was giving hope; hope in the person of God Himself.
God is the Creator who cares for His people. He is the Promise Keeper who is always faithful. This does not mean that difficult things will not take place in our lives. As a matter of fact, the entire nation of Israel experienced judgment, but God ultimately delivered them.
For those of us who are trusting the Lord Jesus as our Savior, we know that no matter what happens in this life, our future is secure in Him. His death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins and His gift of eternal life gives us security in our eternal salvation beyond all of the struggles of this life.
A revealing question is: “If everything else is taken away from you, is Jesus enough?”, because it makes us realize that we have many things that draw our hearts away from Him. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, lets pray for deliverance and put our ultimate hope in the salvation Jesus has given us.
Lord, please remind me today that my ultimate hope is in you. I pray that you will deliver us from this virus in order that we may serve your people and always tell people about your Son. Please help us not to take any of the days of our lives for granted, or place people or things before you. Help us to glorify you in all we say and do.
My life is in You, Lord, my strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in You
I will praise You with all of my life
I will praise You with all of my strength
With all of my life, and all of my strength
All of my hope is in You.
– Daniel Gardner
By Brent Allen
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