Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Thou Art My Hope"!


Psalm 71: 1-5

1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

During the past week I have witnessed two unrelated women face the sudden deaths of a sister dear to them. One woman and her sister were in their sixties. The other woman and her sister were only in their twenties. All four of these ladies had received Christ as their Saviour. The two sisters left behind both have exhibited great peace in their hearts because they know they will see their sisters again in heaven.

As I read these verses in Psalm 71, the words spoke to my heart. Without the Lord, how can any of us face the troubles and trials that life holds? Our trust should be in the Lord. (v.1) He only is our hope! (v.5)

Whether it's the unexpected and unwanted news of the sudden death of a beloved sister , the loss of a job, the devestation of a flood, or any other disaster, God is all we can ultimately depend on. We need to say in the words of David: "Thou Art My Hope"!

May God bless you !

Marilyn

12 comments:

TJ said...

Oh Marilyn, how I needed this scripture tonight. I have a family member going through health problems and only the Lord can help. Thanks.

Leah said...

I am so thankful that whatever He allows us to walk through, He never forces us to go alone. Even when we 'feel' alone, He is right there with us.

I hope you are doing well.

Leah

Yolanda said...

Marilyn,

Beautiful and I'm saying with you, O Lord, You ALONE are my hope.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

PS: Am thankful that these 4 sisters have the anchor of hope as well.

Runner Mom said...

I am so sorry about the sisters! But, praise Him! They will all see each other again. Love those scriptures.

Hope you're doing well!! Take care!
Love ya!
Susan

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Marilyn, saying a prayer for those precious women.

Love the Psalms! They always speak to my heart!

Liesa said...

HI DEAR FRIEND.
SO GLAD TO BE IN BLOG LAND ONCE AGAIN. I'M TRYING TO CATCH UP~
SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSSES.
THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURE.
WHAT A BLESSED ASSURANCE AND HOPE WE HAVE IN OUR LORD!

Peggy W. said...

Amen! Was worried that you had not written anything in awhile. But I know you have been busy.

Hope your week is going well. Great to hear from you!

With Love,
Peggy

Peggy...Missionary in Asia said...

Thank you sis, I needed to be reminded to this! I do face confusion a lot here! “what to do” is a common phrase used here and I’ve started using it too. So many decisions to make and I never was good at them. HA! But… God has the answer to all of them. HE alone is MY hope for today and always!!

I love you,

Peggy...Missionary in Asia

Martha said...

How pleased I am to be mentioned in your writing. I hope your daughter-in-law feels the fervent prayers of her christian friends the way I have. It is very humbling to feel God's healing in such a powerful way. I feel so blessed.
Love you, Marilyn.

Martha

Ouida said...

So sorry to hear about these deaths but thankful they are Christians. You are so right, the only one we can really count on is our Heavenly Father.

Hope all is well with you and your family. We're doing O.K.

Love you,

Ouida

Debra said...

Have enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time. I too am a Mississippi blogger that loves the Lord. I have a favorite song that's entitled "Just Give Me Jesus" not just a song, but more like my life's statement!

Blessings of peace & all that is good,

Debra

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I find that in my darkest moments, I'm most sensitive and aware of God's abiding presence. There's something about "pain" that draws me inward to him. I imagine he's designed us along these lines. Truly, Jesus is our peace in all seasons. Especially thankful for the measure I've known this week.

peace~elaine