I felt, when I read these verses that God was saying "If you have a hope, then you will be prepared to wait."
David knew God had a plan for his future and he knew that he did not need to "make it happen" even though he had an opportunity or three to influence the outcome.
Even though it most certainly didn't look like there was any plan at times that was coming to fruition. In fact, it looked like the only plan in action was the destruction of anything God had planned.
But you know what? That is a sign that God's plan is good, its there, and it will happen - because the devil is doing everything in his power to destroy it!
So, do I have a hope?
Yes, my hope is in the Lord.
Is my hope justified?
Yes, God's word is His word and like Him, it is the same yesterday, today and forever.
So, if I have a hope in Christ, and if His word is true, I WILL WAIT!
My encouragement to you is to stand firm in your waiting! He will strengthen you! Your hope and faith are well placed and you shall not be put to shame. (Ps 25v3(a): Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed)
Linking this week with these awesome women:
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