Where do you place your hope and your trust?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living©

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
(Psalms 119:114 (NIV))

If you were given a choice between trusting in something that would eventually fail or trusting in something that has never failed to be correct, where would you place your hope and trust?

It seems to me that the answer would be obvious, yet each of us are guilty of placing our hope in things that will rust and decay. We would rather trust in things that we can see and feel, even though we know they will soon lose their value and their appeal. We, as humans, are more prone to be focused on the physical nature of our existence simply because we can touch it, we can hold it, and we can briefly possess it.

God’s Word is something that we cannot touch. We cannot hold it like material possessions. We can not possess it.

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
(Deuteronomy 11:18 (NIV))

We can simply strive to live by what it reveals. We can reflect upon this truth it holds. We can place our trust and our hope in the promises that it holds. These promises are vague by our physical and materialistic standards, but hey hold so much more value than anything that we desire.

God’s Word has never failed. God’s Word is eternal.

Where do you place your hope and your trust?

Copyright 1998 – 2009 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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