God gives His Saints His rest and safety in this world. We can lay down without fear. We are secure in our hope in Christ (Job 11:18-19). When we hope in the Lord, He arranges even the most difficult times for our benefit (Job 13:15).
The Lord takes pleasure in those who hope in His mercy (Psalm 147:11). He is our shield in times of affliction. He lifts up our head when we are depressed. God always hears us, although He is way up in His holy hill.
We can sleep in peace, because our Father God never naps or sleeps, and He faithfully sustains us (Psalm 121:4). Even if our circumstances are overwhelming, we have no need to fear them (Psalm 3:2-6). God has a perfect plan for our life.
These plans are for our advantage and they will not harm us, because they give us a hopeful future (Jeremiah 29:11). God works out all things, even the most negative aspects of life, for our good (Romans 8:28).
We always have access to Him by faith, and we rejoice in our hope in the glory of God. We even gain His glory through our trials, because we know that they ultimately produce hope in us, which never disappoints us.
Father God, remind us not to depend on any goodness within our self to earn our way to Heaven or to attempt to deserve Your love. Help us to use all of the resources, which You provide for us by Your Holy Spirit, rather than trusting in our human resources.
Our relationship with You is not for the sake of our advancement in this life, but to further Your Kingdom in the earth (Luke 16:1-18). Never allow us to pass up the opportunity to sing praises to Your holy name (Psalm 30:12), because You are so worthy of all of our glory, honor and praise.
Thought for the Day:
The Holy Spirit pours out the love of God in our hearts, because even when we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Romans 5:2-7