Today is the Hope of Your Youth
For You are my hope, Lord God,
my confidence from my youth.
Psalm 71:5 (HCSB)
I have always related to David; insecurity, rejection, fear, horrible sin, deep depression and desperate dependence on Jesus for forgiveness and guidance.
In Psalm 71:5. King David is in his later years and he is proclaiming his confidence to God about the future even though he is feeling threatened, troubled, and unsure about what lies ahead.
In this verse David uses the word “confidence” as an action. His condition is one that is actively engaged in placing his trust in God. He is anticipating good provisions for his future because God has proven His faithfulness in David’s youth.
We can do the same.
We can look back over the days of our youth and see the abundance of God’s supply when we have been in need. Our days have always been situated under the watchful eye of the Most High and our past is proof that we can rely on Him for the days to come.
The King of Kings loves you no less than He loved King David; the man after God’s own heart. You are never alone, never forgotten and never neglected.
God is unchanging and His love will never fail. His presence is abundant and He counsels those that believe. Their future is held in His hand and He reveals the path of life.
Because Jesus is forever good, you and I can walk in active confidence knowing our lives are secured in God’s loving response.
When you look over the days of your youth, can you see God’s care for you?
In which past circumstances can you boast of Jesus’ faithfulness?
Jesus, we lift our eyes to You in anticipation of Your provisions for all that we need. When we are afraid and unsure remind us of Your faithfulness in the days of our youth. Help us to live in a state where we are actively, and continually, putting our trust in You.
Further Reading: Psalm 39:5-11
My Friends, I will be taking the month of December off to spend time with my family and prepare for the coming year of ministry. I look forward to being with you again, soon. I pray your Christmas is filled with the anticipation of the coming King. Merry Christmas, Bonnie
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,