49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. 50 My
comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. 51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully,
do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, Lord, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them. 53 Indignation
grips me because of the wicked,
who have forsaken your law.
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song
wherever I lodge. 55 In the night, Lord,
I remember your name, that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice:
I obey your precepts.
Father you have given me hope. Your promise preserves my life and I find comfort in your word. In the night, Lord, I will remember
your name and I will obey your word. Amen
We find a lot of “hope” in today’s verses! What does hope mean to you? Have you ever felt you had none? Can you sympathize with others when they appear to be down and out? God comforts us in our suffering and tough days,
therefore we should do the same for those God puts in our paths. We remember what it feels like to be hopeless and we also remember how God brought us through it; there is light at the end of the tunnel –Gods Word promises us HOPE.
Do you ever look at someone’s lifestyle and it just grips your heart with sorrow or indignation as
the verse says? Do you ever wonder why someone that lives a sinful life seems to be getting away with it? The word also tells us “Be sure your sins will find you out” “Whatsoever a man sows he will also reap ”.
Things are not always what they appear to be. We have no idea what is really going on in a person’s life. We are not to judge, but pray and bless them. I believe we are commanded to do this as much for our benefit, as the person we are being tempted to judge and criticize. “Judge not lest ye be judged”. “He who is without sin cast the first stone”.
decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge” Have you ever found yourself singing a Christian song you heard on the radio or in church recently? How did that make you feel? Did it lift your spirits? You got that song in your heart, and it just
hangs on to you all day long; I believe that’s one of Gods ways of giving us HOPE.
55” In the night, Lord, I remember your
name, that I may keep your law”. When you lay down at night what is on your mind, worries, anxiety, or anger? God’s Word heals and comforts and gives HOPE. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try listening to some good Christian music
or an author that reads the bible on cd or dvd format.
Go to bed remembering Jesus and what He has done for you and ask Him to increase your HOPE and help you obey
His word. “Ask and ye shall receive”. Don’t get impatient, (easier said than done, I know) things don’t usually happen as speedily as we would like. PERSEVERANCE and ask for more of the infilling of the Holy Spirit Galatians 6:23-
be filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit- Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control.
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