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“Thou art my hope in the day of evil.” — Jeremiah 17:17
This reminds me of the promise that God gives us as his children that He will finish the work that He has started and will refine us for His own names sake! Trials and tribulation are apart of our Christian walk. Sometimes it is due to our own sin and sometimes it is due to the sin of others, either way it is ordained by God that we face certain troubles and trials. I am so comforted that God is our hope always no matter what state we find ourselves in. I praise Him that he does not leave us in peril forever but in those times that we are in it He is our great source of hope and comfort. In Micah chapter seven Micah says “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The LORD [will be] a light to me, and goes on to say that God will plead our case and execute justice for us. We are to run from evil and darkness into His marvelous light. God please help us to see you and look to you as hope in the days of evil and trial. As we look to him we will find ourselves at peace in all situations.
The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.” — Psalm 149:4
How amazing it is! So much so that we will never bear his judgement and punishment in Hell but remain in His presence for all eternity. Consider this; Redemption, justification, forgiveness, eternal life, righteousness, adoption, sanctification, to name just a few of the blessings which His love has brought us and as John says in 1John 3:1 it is His love that made us his children. In all things we should trust in this love and let it cover all that we do and think and pray about. Worship Him with all of our lives and Lord please help us to know the love that you have for us!