“With my whole heart I cry; answer me O Lord! I will keep your statutes. I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.”. Psalm 119:145-148
I want to live a life that honors God. I want to keep His statutes. I want to hope in His words. But I fail….often. And I hate it. I want to be someone who lives up to His expectations, not the expectations of man. But I am weak and find myself discouraged because I haven’t achieved or become that spiritual giant that makes a difference in this world for Christ. I am neither disciplined or wise enough to be that person. But the five words in this Psalm that are true for me are “I hope in your words”. I know His Word is filled with promises that are true. His Word has inspired me, comforted me, encouraged me, challenged me and moved me. I may not make much of a difference in this world, but I will always believe and cling to His Word.