Hope in His Power: I Have Hope in God
Psalm 147:1-20 (NKJV)
1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. 5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. 6 The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God, 8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry. 10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you. 14 He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat. 15 He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; 17 He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? 18 He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel. 20 He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the Lord!
Do you put your complete hope in God? It is a question we answer quickly, yet it is one we need to think about. Hope in all that you go through can be challenging yet it is very rewarding. Rewarding in that He gives us His best when we walk and talk with Him. The best opportunities, answers, results, direction, purpose, and mercy all come from Jesus. Wow a loving Savior that knows us so well.
Felt like an outcast lately? He casts out for you to be drawn to His love by you putting your hope in Him. Have you had to endure a broken heart and not allowed Him to heal the pain? He binds up our wounds by knowing what you need.
Not only does He know the names of the stars, He knows you by name. The Name that is above every name knows you by name. He knows your voice, actions, needs, hurts, and yes through every mistake He loves you.
Seek Him in prayer and in the Scriptures and see all that He has for you. He wants you to come to Him with a humble heart. He wants you to rely upon His strength and not your own. He wants you to sing praise to Him. A loving God that we can call Father wants you to draw near to Him so He can in turn show you all that He has for you. Indescribable love, immeasurable mercy, amazing grace, answers in the Scriptures, and the power of the Creator there for you. So put your complete trust in the One who loved you enough to send His Son to the cross for you.
Thank you that I can my hope in You. Your love is amazing full of grace, mercy and forgiveness. Thank you for knowing me so well and allowing me to come to know You.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.