Put Your Hope in God

May 27, 2018

Psalms 146:5-6…Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord, his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever…

            In whom or in what do you put your trust? The writer of this Psalm lets us know that when we put our hope and trust in God, then, we are blessed. In my short life, I have watched people put their trust in money, education, and “professionals.” I guess they figure that if a person knows a great deal about a topic, they will make the right decision.

            Having knowledge and making good decisions do not always go hand in hand. The only person who knows the right thing to do every time is the one who created us. Put your trust in God. We look at symptoms and attempt to treat them; God knows the cause and can treat it. Do you always know why you do the things you do? God does.

            I had a poster for awhile. It showed a cat hanging on to the end of a rope. The caption read, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” That is good advice when you are limited to the ways of the world. Now, I would say, “When you reach the end of your rope, let go and let God.” To do that, one must first believe God, and secondly, must trust Him. God responds to our faith. Does your life validate faith or is your faith simply a means to an end?

            I suspect one of the hardest things to do is to “let go”… especially when we are trusting that thing we need to let go of. I figure that is one of the main functions of a Christian. God fills us with new life by His Holy Spirit. We don’t add life to our lives. To be filled with new life, we must empty ourselves of old life. That is our participation.

Proverbs 3:5…Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

            In the world, we learn to not trust any one thing completely. God is above our world, he is above life as we know it, He is Creator. Our hope can be in Him, without reservations. And that is what we need to do. Put your hope in God.

He, only, is trustworthy.