October 26, 2016
dwell in hope
"i will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
i have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand i shall not be moved.
therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell in hope."
the amazing thing about this psalm is that it was written by david, a man who struggled with fear, who was promised the throne but instead chased by his father-in-law/ruthless king, escaping to wild mountains and dark caves... BUT he chose to write that his heart is glad and his dwelling place is hope. !!
where do i choose to dwell? does my heart dwell in the night seasons of fear and anxiety, insecurity and inadequacy, pride and selfishness.... or does it dwell in goodness and mercy, thankfulness and freedom, grace and hope?
maybe more times and days i'd care to admit have been spent abiding in discouragement and doubt rather than assurance and hope - hope that i'm justified by faith and not by works, hope that God not only forgives my sins but forgets my sins - never tallying them, only covering them - hope that i'm rooted in His good name, by which all things grow and flourish...
hope is a place of security and acceptance, where His love infuses our spirits, awakens us to our callings, gives us courage in spite of our weaknesses and circumstances, and turns every failure into triumph...
yes, david was right - happy is the heart that dwells in this glorious Hope!
so much love to you guys! xo! :)
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