Are you feeling the effects of Monday? Are you in need of a fresh supply of hope and encouragement? If yes, let’s turn our eyes on God. That’s where our help comes, day after day. God will never let us down.
I’m homesick—longing for your salvation;
I’m waiting for your word of hope.
My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise;
how long must I wait for your comfort?
There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water,
but I keep a steady gaze on the instructions you post.
How long do I have to put up with all this?
How long till you haul my tormentors into court?
The arrogant godless try to throw me off track,
ignorant as they are of God and his ways.
Everything you command is a sure thing,
but they harass me with lies. Help!
They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—
but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel.
In your great love revive me
so I can alertly obey your every word.
(Psalm 119:81-88, MSG)
We need God to be revived and hope-filled in this hectic and demanding world.
We need Jesus to be redeemed and grace-filled in this harsh and merciless world.
We need the Holy Spirit to be restored and spirit-filled in this shallow and clueless world.
Because only God is permanent.
Only Jesus can save us.
Only the Holy Spirit can comfort us.
But rest assured, the triune God will never let us down. God will help us. God will pour out hope upon hope, faith upon faith, love upon love, grace upon grace according to our needs. When we live with God, we will never be short-changed. No matter what goes on around us. No matter what goes inside of us. No matter what we feel or what we have done or left undone. God will not let us down.
What you say goes, God,
and stays, as permanent as the heavens.
Your truth never goes out of fashion;
it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.
Your Word and truth are dependable as ever;
that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going.
If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so,
I would have given up when the hard times came.
But I’ll never forget the advice you gave me;
you saved my life with those wise words.
Save me! I’m all yours.
I look high and low for your words of wisdom.
The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me,
but I’m only concerned with your plans for me.
I see the limits to everything human,
but the horizons can’t contain your commands!
(Psalm 119:89-96, MSG)
We humans have limitations. But with God nothing is impossible. God is at work behind the scenes. The solution to your problems is on its way. The peace you’ve been praying for is yours in Christ. The right opportunities will present themselves soon. God is good, all the time.
Hence what is there for us to do today? Start with prayer, ask God to guide you today. Then keep alert to God’s guidance. There’s plenty to do to all of us: to love, to serve, and to share God’s goodness. And don’t forget to praise the Lord all day long! God will not let you down.
We need you.
We want you.
Thank you that you’ll never let us down.
Embrace us with your love and grace.
Fill us with a fresh supply of hope.
Make us bold and courageous.
Enable us to love, serve, and share your goodness.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What would you do differently if you were 100% sure that God will not let you down? Trust him. Go & do it!
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you follow God’s guidance even though it feels crazy!
Image courtesy of Kevin Carden, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Hear it on Sunday, use it on Monday, Playdates with God, and counting blessings with Ann Voskamp: #1042 God will never let us down.