Focus: Psalms 71:5-6 - KJV
5. For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. 6. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
God remains the hope of the hopeless, and everyone who knows and relies on Him. Those who are hopeless are those who assume their tomorrow is bleak, because of the things happening currently in their lives. It is however so, because they fail to cast their minds back to see what the Lord had done, and has been doing, in their lives so as to rekindle their hopes, in that the one that had cared for them in the past is available to continue to care for them. Many are easily thrown into panic or frenzy of sort, because of things happening to, or around them. They however, forget that it was not by their abilities that they got conceived in the womb; many were conceived like them that did not make it through and had to be evacuated or born still; some others did come through but within a few hours or days on earth, they just could not cope with the earthly condition.
David was clearly a thoughtful person; for only the thoughtful are thankful. He declared his praise continually for the Lord who had been his sustainer, believing that the one who started a good work of sustenance in him, would surely complete it. Even though the future appeared real bleak at every point of his life’s journey, yet he refused to lose hope in the sustaining power of his God. How do you explain the life of a man who confessed being born in iniquity, left alone to care for the father’s stock in the horrible forest, had to confront a heinous champion, took to flight from the king he assisted; as a sojourner, had his camp infiltrated and raided by his enemy as a result of which the people he raised were poised to stone him to death; becoming king and having his kingship contested; eventually becoming king and having his own son rise against him seeking his head; hearing at a point that he had entered into trouble with his most dependable ally (God) because of his adulterous move and killing of Urriah, and on and on. Yet, he remained hopeful in God, every bit of the way, and became victorious even to the end.
It does not matter what you are facing or what you are confronted with; it is not likely to be as despicable as that of David, and if it is, or has been, it is never too much for the Lord. He will keep on sustaining you just like He has done thus far. Like David, let your praise be unto the Lord continually, putting your hope in Him, who can never fail. If you will do so, God in turn will reciprocate by ensuring your hope is never dashed. Look not to the fierceness of the furnace, but to the fact that you are grafted in the palm of the one with the everlasting arms. For the fire to kindle you, it needs first to have devastated the everlasting arms. If it cannot, then it can never reach you, like it could not reach the three Hebrew lads. Your sustainer says keep hope alive: your tomorrow will be alright.
SOLUTION: Never fear them that can only kill the body but has no power over the soul. Rather, put your reliance in the Lord who has sustained you thus far and He would carry you through. Fear is a separator from God. Don’t allow fear to put you into anxiety about tomorrow. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Your sustainer knows what you need to make tomorrow blossom in your case, and He has gone ahead to make adequate provision. Be hopeful.
Please pray: Father, I have full confidence in you to carry me through life successfully: please keep me in your palm never to fall off in Jesus’ name. Whatever the enemy may be putting in my glare to promote anxiety, please make them of no effect in my life in Jesus’ name. I therefore, commit my tomorrow into your hands fully: do let it be glorious and make others see and want to serve you, like I do, in Jesus’ name. I will praise you forever more, in Jesus’ name.
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