Hope in God

“ Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. “

 Psalm 43:5. KJV

The first sentence of this verse in other translations reads:

  • Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me?  NASB

  • Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil?  CSV

  • Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?  NLT

  • Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset?  NET

And TPT adds  

  • I will fully expect My Savior God to break through for me.

Hope does not disappoint because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost ~ Romans 5:5 

Hope does not disappoint because it is always attached to the love God has for us. Hope is secure as we are rooted and grounded in the love of God and hope is the anchor of the soul. 

As the God of hope, He is working to fill us with all joy and peace in believing so we can abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Think about it!  He is working and he is working now, to fill us.  Ephesians tells us as I am rooted and grounded in the love of God I am filled with the fullness of God.

The Psalmist reminds us that our hope is to be in God alone.  Hope is a simply confident expectation of the workings of God on our behalf. Philippians tells us He is at work right now on our behalf.  Every moment of every day our Father is at work, both to will and to do, of his good pleasure. 

I think about the only thing that can hinder this process is my own resistance.  If I yield and receive, then I am blessed. If I resist, I am only grieving the Holy Spirit and the grace that could be mine is in vain.   Sad, sad, sad, state to find ourselves in ESPECIALLY if we are discouraged dismayed, disillusioned, discontent — just DISSED over anything.  He is our saving strength and the one who strengthens our hearts so we are able to continue to stand stedfast and be unmoved by any natural circumstances.  

Why so downcast oh my soul put your hope in God!   He is the God of Hope! 

Be encouraged and strengthened today as your heart is set on Him, our Saviour God is working.  He is a rewarder of those who come to Him believing.