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).