Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
We are not always good at waiting, it’s just our nature. We get impatient, frustrated, and start to doubt God’s will in our lives. But we need to be confident in God’s goodness. We need to wait on the Lord’s timing, hope in his mercy, and believe in his promises!
If you need something you should go directly to the source. Take it to God in prayer, be bold and confident with your personal petitions, with the right motives, and be persistent. If your prayers are not answered immediately keep praying, keep asking, and keep believing.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Hope is a gift from God. Hope is confidence in his love for me. Hope is the expectation of my future with God. Hope is the optimism I have that no matter what may come God will get me through it. Hope is the anticipation of drawing closer to God. Hope is the courage to do what’s right. Hope is the assurance I have knowing that with God all things are possible.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
We can be assured that God honors and fulfills his promises. We can rely on God’s faithfulness which has been founded in heaven. Our hope and confidence in him lies in his faithfulness because his Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
If our hope is anchored in Jesus, when we go through storms we can be confident that we will remain connected, safe, and secure. Whatever storm we face we can trust that Jesus will never leave us and our hope is never misplaced.
When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
Sometimes we get too set on having to know the answers. Faith is not about having the answers; it’s about knowing the one who has the answers. Having a relationship with God is what’s important. Just knowing that you can call to him and he will hear you is more important than the actual answer.
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Choosing your friends is a big deal because whether you know it or not you become like the people you spend the most time with. Surround yourself with people who encourage you and make a positive impact in your life. Your friends should inspire and motivate you to do good and be a better person. Choose your friends wisely and be a good friend too.