Reassuring Hope

We live in a world of uncertainty! Stocks can be soaring one day, and drop 2000 points the next day. Retirement was just around the corner but now, it might be pushed out a couple of years. You can be completely healthy today and fighting for your life next year. That job you had for over 20 years just gave you the pink slip! How in the world will you put food on your table and pay your bills? That person you leaned on for so many years, just past away! In this world of uncertainty, there is something that never changes. Gods love for us and His Word will never fade, never fail us, and never change! In hard times, and in times of uncertainty turn to the Rock of my salvation.

I want to give you some reassuring hope this morning found in God’s love letter to us. Psalm 27:1-3 tells us this, “The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is my stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid. When evil men advance me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Thought an army besieged me, my heart will not fear; though war breaks out against me, even then will I be confident.” When fear overcomes you, hold on to Isaiah 43:1-3 which says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

Hold on to Psalm 121:1-8! I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-he who watches over you will never slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will never slumber or sleep. The Lord watches over you-he Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

God has a plan. He is never surprised! God didn’t save Daniel from the lion’s den, but He saved him in the lion’s den. He doesn’t get us out, he gets us through! Sometimes we just need to turn off the TV; and open up God’s Word! He cares about you, and He loves you! Put your trust in the hands of the loving Father! Choose hope and not fear today! God bless!