“But now, LORD, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7
When we find ourselves at a fork in the road, we can either veer to the left or to the right. If we look down the left pathway, we see fun things or the things we wanted when we were young. If we choose to follow to the right, we may see things that take a lot of energy and hard work. There may be a few disappointments along that way. We don’t know which path to take. Sometimes we take the easy way. When we do, we might find out we have made a wrong choice.
God’s Word tells us to seek His guidance. (James 1:5) Our focus scripture gives us a very powerful reason to seek God in all things we face. He is our hope.
When my hope is in God, I feel neither anxiety when answers seem delayed nor hardness of heart when those answers turn out to be other than what I desire. I have gained understanding when those things happen.
This total trust of God in this way is something I recently learned. Dr. Charles Stanley calls it ‘being neutral.’ At present, I have at least three or four large personal requests I have turned over to God, through the Holy Spirit.
I have to remember that God is good all the time; all the time God is good. When I keep this in mind, I find I can accept the things that God shows me that are contrary to what I want.