Monday, April 21, 2008


"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness" - Edward Mote

Words from a great old hymn which we sang yesterday at church - On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand. As the speaker spoke it was a reminder that our hope is to be placed firmly in Christ.

"Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I hope in Him!'" -Lamentations 3: 22-24

Often I take on living like everybody else in the world, placing my hope only in what I can see. Oh yes, I can say that I am trusting and hoping in the Lord but honestly I'm looking around at what I can see, what I can do, what I... see a pattern? I tend to trust in me. A trap I believe many of us fall into. Even when God has called us to a specific thing, sometimes we can begin to trust in the plans and successes of it instead of looking solely to Christ as our hope.

If our hope is in Christ alone, we cannot be shaken. It is then that like Paul we will be able to say, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." Lord that I would learn to place my hope in You alone.