This week I sensed that many are facing situations where they have lost hope. And DESPAIR is the next place down we go when we have lost hope.
Maybe we put hope in something coming through for us, or hope in an outcome, maybe hope in a certain kind of result, hope in people to do this or that…..and it all didn’t work out as we thought. Despair is not a slippery slope,despair is when we slip from hope into the mud and the mire, David says here in v 2.
Psalms 40:1-3 (NLT)
1 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
In our nation we see what seems an unraveling but it’s really not. It’s an exposing of the corruption, the rot that has already been there for many years. The corruption and degradation in education sooner or later surfaces in the media .We see it in politics ,economics and the agendas the media is attempting to push and drive. But this nation can’t be fixed by anyone or anything but repentance and an awakening so putting hope in anything other than that is a false hope.We only slide into despair when our hope is in something other than the Lord Himself. The Lord is our hope but we still need more than hope! We need to believe in HIM and HIS wisdom and HIS ways and HIS plans He has for us. Hope is good, but expectation and actual belief ,real faith in Him is the BEST!
When our hope is in an outcome,we despair.When our hope is in things or plans other than HIM we will see failure. But let’s go HIGHER than HOPE… let’s lift our eyes higher and see HIM. Only He can direct us, only HE can bring us success. Only HIS ways work!
Let’s let go of despair because we lost HOPE and now put our eyes back on HIM. He will never fail us or let us down. When we see the rot ,don’t despair.It only means it exposes something needing repair! God is so good to show us these things so let’s look to HIM in expectation He has something awesome round the corner.God is up to something in our lives and it is good and it is big,if we can only keep our eyes on Him!
Pastor Marc Lawson
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