OUR HOPE IS IN OUR LORD!
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host… Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations… The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. he war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue… Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. —Psalm 33:6, 8-11, 16-17, 20-22
Just ponder this thought— “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.” How awesome You are O Lord! Just by saying something so and “the heavens were made.” And… “by the breath of (Your) mouth all their host.” How astounding is this? How unfathomable is this? Your very breath made the whole universe… all of creation. You are grand and glorious! My mind cannot comprehend Your greatness, but I rejoice in it!
All who live in this world should be standing “in awe of You.” You speak something into existence. When Your Word goes forth it will accomplish what You desire it to— “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). And what our Lord desires to do, He will do. No nation’s counsel can stand against our Lord. He frustrates their plans and yet His counsel will stand forever and His plans will impact all generations as He desires. Oh, we can trust fully in His Word and may we do so!
No King is saved by his great army. No warrior is delivered by his great strength. No war horse can save or rescue. Even “the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust” (Isaiah 40:15). Those who think they are ultimately in control are deluded and deceived, prideful and arrogant.
For you and I, brother and sister, fellow follower of Jesus, “Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.” Rejoice that our Father has drawn us to Jesus, has forgiven our sin, has given us eternal life! Oh, to know Him more and to tell others about Him— of His steadfast love— a love that never ceases. Yes, our hope is in our Lord! He is our salvation. Rejoice!
Dear Father, oh I desire to be with Jesus in glory which is far better than here. Oh, to be with Him… to never fail Him again… to finally be in that perfect place with Him and all who love Him. To have no more conflict, no more sin… Yes, I desire to be with You Lord Jesus more and more. But… I know You have me here for Your purposes and to help others and so may I do so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. May I keep my eyes fixed on Him. May I run with perseverance the race You have marked out for me. May I get back up when I fall and keep running. May I not get distracted from the course You have laid out for me. May I not give up… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM