“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
and whose hope is the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7
When I flick a light switch, I trust that a light will come on. When I put a roast in the over, I trust that it will cook. When I turn on a tap, I trust that water will flow. When you think about it we put our trust in many different things and people through the day and for the most part we are not disappointed.
However, there are times when this is not the case. Have you ever gone to sit in a chair trusting that it will hold you up, only to find that some prankster pulled the chair out from underneath you? Oh the embarrassment and pain of such a fall.
In these days it may feel as though a chair has been pulled out from underneath you. We don’t feel safe anymore. We don’t have the security and /or routine of our jobs. We cannot visit with family, we cannot meet together for rich fellowship and uplifting worship. We are like prisoners in our own homes. Yet, all is not lost. We can still communicate with family and friends, we can still worship, we can still work. While it may not all look like it did 2 months ago we are not defeated. We are so thankful for the technology that we have which makes it possible to visit virtually, shop, work and worship. We may feel somewhat like Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
We are not crushed, in despair, forsaken nor destroyed because we trust in the Lord, not only that but our hope is the Lord. Notice how that is written, it is not just that our hope is in God but He is our hope. We also read in Romans 5:5 that “hope does not disappoint”. Continue to trust in the Lord, to wait upon Him.
Take a look back, the chair may have been pulled from beneath you, but your prankster is right there with arms outstretched to catch you. He’s no prankster, the Lord has His arms outstretched to catch you today.
May you be blessed because the Lord is your hope!