“We wait in hope for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.”
As children of God we learn to trust Him and go through the time between our request and His answer in hope.
Hope, as defined in Unger’s Bible Dictionary, is described in the New Testament the expectation of good. The Old Testament, hope is expressed as “safety, security, trust.”
Where do we, as believers, place our trust when things go wrong? We should place our faith in Jesus. He will lead us through the darkest times.
He protects us as we walk through the deepest valleys, no matter how prolonged the time we are there..
How should we respond to God’s help and protection? The psalmist tells us we should allow our hearts to rejoice. We should practice being thankful for what He has done, be it deliver us or a loved one from sin, healed someone from the ravages of a terminal disease, brought about a return of a prodigal son or daughter to Him.
Dear Father God; Thank you for your help and protection as we go through life. We are thankful for what you for do for us, even when we have been unfaithful. We know you act out of your grace for each of us. We give You all the praise. In the Name of Jesus we pray. AMEN