“Remember Your word to Your servant, for You have given me hope.” -Psalm 119:49
God’s promises and love are irrevocable. If God does not change and cannot lie, then His Word stands true today as when it was written. The first recorded commands of God still stand the test of Time. What did God say? “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). From there our Creator formed the heavens and the earth for all living things to dwell in. Then He called it very good. Whatever God does, says, commands or promises is certain because God never fails. This is our hope.
Like the psalmist we hope in the truth we know found in God’s Word. He asks the Lord to remember His oath of covenantal blessings on His people. God will not forsake His own. You and I have hope and peace because the deep deep love of the Father allowed His Son Jesus Christ to take our rightful place that day on the cross. The wrath meant for you and me was poured on Christ. If God would go to great lengths for creatures like us, we can firmly set our hope on the rest of His promises. He always remembers His children- in your worst moment, the hardest day/season of your life- you are not forgotten. It is we who often forget His great love and sacrifice. A spiritual fog sets in and the father of lies slithers toward an opportunity to feed his poison. BUT GOD, in His rich mercy has given us hope, covering the elect in His sufficient atonement through Jesus Christ. He remembers His word to us, therefore we have hope and live.
Grace upon grace,
Grow deeper: Ephesians 2:1-10
‘In Christ Alone’ by Keith and Kristyn Getty with Alison Krauss