What Hope Provides

 

     A hopeless end or an endless hope.  That is the fundamental difference between the ungodly and the godly.

     In Psalm 62, David describes three wonderful provisions of his hope.  These are:

  • Peace in the midst of attack. “Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.  They only consult to cast him down from his high position; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly” (vv. 1-4).
  • Shelter in the midst of storm. “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.  In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength and my refuge, is in God.  Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us” (vv. 5-8).
  • Discernment in the midst of chaos. “Surely men of low degree are a vapor, men of high degree are a lie; if they are weighed on the scales, they are altogether lighter than vapor.  Do not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.  God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God.  Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each one according to his work” (vv. 9-12).

     What a blessing “the God of hope” (Romans 15:13) has given His people who can live “rejoicing in hope” (Romans 12:12).

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