Read 2 Samuel 7, 1 Chronicles 17, Psalms 1-2, 33, 127, 132
“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”
Psalms 33:22 NIV
What do you put hope in?
A warm day? An upcoming payday? Your physical strength? A summer body?
Anytime our hope is in something other than GOD, and HIS UNFAILING LOVE FOR US, YIKES. SO SHAKY. EVEN hope for a future season, when I’m married, when they find a cure for __________, when I have a bigger house, car, ect, when the job recognition comes—all these hopes are the wrong target. We anticipate a greater fulfillment and they can’t deliver.
There is a HOPE that will prove. One that is unlike any other.
Jesus has saved me.
Jesus is saving me.
Jesus will save me.
MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS THAN JESUS CHRIST AND RIGHTEOUSNESS!
Return to your stronghold, ye prisoners of HOPE Zechariah says, WE HAVE an unconditional stronghold— GOD’S unfailing LOVE. His love is faithful.
David’s hope is in GOD, GOD LOVES HIM, and will keep the promises he has made. So no David you won’t build the house for GOD, but a HOUSE will be built.
If GOD wills it, it is done. If God makes a promise, it will come to pass.
And it’s Solomon that writes…
“Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.”
Psalms 127:1 NLT
GOD HAS YOU. TRUST HIM. Be gentle on yourself when you’ve fallen into the traps, snares, you are not alone you have a good SHEPHERD.