Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/15/11

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

In You, O LORD, I put my trust;

For You are my hope, O Lord GOD;
         You are my trust from my youth. 

… I will hope continually,
         And will praise You yet more and more.
   (Psalm 71:1, 5, 14)

Where does our hope lie? In a moment, life changes. What was is gone. We look at the news reports and despair, straining to hear any good news, for the people trust in vain that something in this world will save them or keep them safe. Their hearts ride on waves of disappointment as each good thing is dashed by destruction. Hope wanes, for there is no certainty or safety apart from Christ. Only the good news of Jesus Christ prevails; only the gospel shines out of the darkness. Only in Christ alone can we put our trust; only He is worthy. Praise Him and lift up His name, for He is our Light and our Salvation.

May the God of all hope bless you as you trust in Him.

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