Hope, Trust, and Steadfast Love
“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” – Psalm 33:22
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In changing times the words, hope, trust, and wait seem to be paradoxical to what we experience. However, they are necessary now for the relief that they bring to those who hope, trust, and wait for the LORD. Through hope we are able to wait for things, events, and circumstances that change for the good and for the better. We know that the LORD works all things for our good, so even when it appears that nothing may make sense, the LORD is at work.
With the ability to have hope and wait for the LORD, we must also be able to trust in the LORD. The trust we place in the LORD is our faith that allows us to imagine His infinite mercy, grace, and love upon us that shapes our life with blessings. Spiritual blessings, blessings of wisdom and understanding, blessings of grace, blessings of joy, blessings of peace, blessings of goodwill, and blessings of serenity among the many types of blessings that are too infinite to define.
Even when it appears that gloom and uncertainty are the headlines, we are not to pay attention to this because our faith is to be elevated and heightened. Our hope, trust, and faith can still increase as our heart is filled with the steadfast love of the LORD and our heart is made glad due to this. We have to keep and guard this faith to continue experiencing the gladness in our hearts.