Confident Hope


     The law of sowing and reaping is universal—you reap what you sow, you reap later than you sow, and you should reap more than you sow.  Though there may be occasions in your life when it appears that this law has been violated, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

     In Psalm 41, David is up to his neck in difficult circumstances—poor health (v. 3) a sin-sick soul (v. 4), evil-speaking enemies (v. 5), whisperers (v. 7), and a betrayal by a trusted friend (v. 9).  Yet, his faith in God’s universal law of sowing and reaping remains tenacious and unshaken. “Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.  The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.  The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed” (vv. 1-3).

     God’s mercy and faithfulness (vv. 10-12) sustained David in such a difficult time.  He knew better days were ahead. 

     What a confident hope!

     What an anchor for life’s boisterous storms!

     “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting!  Amen and Amen” (v. 13).

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