But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
Hope Leads to Praise
When you place your hope in Christ, He fills you with praise and thankfulness. That hope moves your heart to overflow with praise to the One who always keeps His promise.
This promise begins with a declaration. “But as for me.” The Psalmist says it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing; my commitment is to hope in the Lord. Though he faced enemies on every side, David chose to place His hope in the Lord. He would trust the Lord as His provider and protector.
Hope in the Lord
What does it mean to “hope in the Lord?” To hope in the Lord is to place your complete faith and trust in God. Hope is more than wishing for something to come to pass. It is a patient expectancy that God will fulfill His promise.
Sometimes God doesn’t respond as quickly as we think He should. Often, the time between the promise and the fulfillment of the promise can be lengthy. Some of the greatest characters of the Bible had to wait a long time between God’s promise and the fulfillment of that promise.
Abraham waited years for God to fulfill His promise of a son, yet he waited with hope knowing God would fulfill His promise. Moses spent 40 years in the desert before God brought His children into the promised land. Those who trust the Lord place their hope in Him.
Living in Faith
Putting your hope in the Lord allows you to move through life in faith, knowing God always fulfills His promises.
Because you know God has a place for you in heaven, you have hope beyond this life. You have hope today because you know God hears and answers your prayer. You may not have seen the answer yet, but you know the answer is coming through faith.
The confession of your hope in the Lord is praise. As you place your hope and trust in the Lord, the natural outcome is praise. You praise Him because you know He is faithful. You understand that God is working, even though you may not see it.
Look at that promise again
But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. – Psalm 71:14
Make these Confessions
I place my faith and trust in the Lord.
I wait with patient confidence, knowing God will fulfill His promise.
No matter what others do, I will trust in the Lord.
My heart is filled with praise because God always keeps His promises.
In Jesus’ Name,
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