Who Ever Dreams of Mid-Life?
For You are my hope, Lord God,
my confidence from my youth.
Psalm 71:5 (HCSB)
We had hope before we even knew what hope was.
From the moment we were born we had expectations that our needs would be met. God sustained us while being knitted and formed in the womb. He provided air for the first breath gasped, and He yielded enough shelter and care so we could grow.
And what about the grace that was bestowed for our functional or dysfunctional upbringing? And the mercy that covered our teen and young adult years? What of the blessings that were woven through new marriage, new parenting, new jobs,and new starts? And how about the love that has guided us back on track when we’ve wandered too far?
I have desires for my future but reality is I really never know what is around the corner …except Jesus and the anticipation that He will satisfy my needs.
Through every new beginning, new chapter, heartache, or pain, the fullness of God has been with me whether I knew it or not. When I did not know Him as Savior, He was wooing me to Himself and when I gave my life over to Him, He lavished me with His presence.
Hope is our instigator for prayer and our cause for dependence on God.
How many times has God met your needs?
Does this allow you to believe Jesus is an active participant in your life?
How does this give you hope for the days ahead?
Lord, You have been our hope since the moment of existence. You are the chord of life and giver of all great things. With goodness and grace Your faithfulness quenches our desires. Help us to trust You for all that lies ahead. Help us to hope, with great expectation, in You.
Further Reading: Psalm 39:7, Romans 8:24-25
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,