Bible Ballistics: BBs #185 ‘In Thee O Lord Do I Hope’!!!
“For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.” Psalm 38:15
We talk about our feelings, and find that we can’t depend on our feelings, but, friends, we can depend upon God!!! As the Psalmist declares here, true hope is in the Lord God Almighty, His precious Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, which He gives to those who are born again by “the blood of the Lamb” of God, slain “before the foundation of the world”. Our hope is in the Lord who loves. He provides all we need:
2 Peter 1:3-4 “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
The Lord Jesus Christ IS my hope! He is all I need! How about you? Have you realized the futility of the un-fulfilled promises of the world? Have you tried it all and found it empty? Well, there is one who loves you! He always has, He always will.
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:24
“According as he hath chosen us
before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy
and without blame
before him in love:” Ephesians 1:4
Jesus–the one who came to die, that we might live. And HE did it for YOU and ME, that we might be with HIM!
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again,
not of corruptible seed,
but of incorruptible,
by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth for ever.”
1 Peter 1:18-23
He knew YOU before the ‘foundation of the world’—
He loved YOU then,
He loves YOU now,
He loves YOU so much that He died for YOU!!!
He lives to give us life—now and in eternity!!!
He gave His life for YOU!!! But it didn’t stop there; He will give ‘abundant life’ now, to those who bow before Him as Lord and Savior–redeemer. It’s what he does; it’s who He is—“In him was life”!!! Father, Son and Holy Spirit– I praise His name, for my hope is secure IN HIM!!! And I can be secure “in Him”, because HE is IN ME!!! Won’t you trust HIM today—HE knows exactly where YOU are—and HE cares!
He’ll come in, if you but invite HIM in.
“Behold, I stand at the door,
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
Where’s your hope? Mine is in Jesus—because He’s in me! Won’t you answer the door and let HIM in? Today?
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:27