Featured Artist: Rachel James
I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. | Psalm 16:8-9
When I read the words above, I can’t believe David’s confidence. He was so sure of who he believed in. He was so sure of the God who was with Him always. He was so sure that in this God, he could
dwell in hope.
In this God, we can dwell in hope.
In God, we can find our home in hope. Where we dwell, that’s where home is. Hope can be what we are sure of. Hope can be where we take our shoes off after a long day. Hope can be where we get under the covers and lay our heads down to rest.
Hope can be
h o m e .
But what’s getting in the way of us dwelling in hope? If we aren’t dwelling in hope, we are dwelling in something else. Do we dwell in fear? Do we dwell in anxiety? Do we dwell in depression? Do we dwell in sin? Do we allow these things to keep us living in bondage instead of living in freedom?
What’s home for us now?
We can choose our home. We can choose Him. We can choose to dwell in hope, the hope found in Christ. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast…(Hebrews 6:19). Nothing can shake the hope that Christ provides. He has given us a sure hope that is unwavering. And that’s why we can dwell in it.
There are so many lies that plague us and keep us from enjoying the hope Christ offers. We look to other things to temporarily settle down, but we find out that temporary solutions can never satisfy our eternal souls.
Only Christ can satisfy.
We can find safety, security and comfort as we dwell in the hope HE gives, but our perspective has to be right. Our eyes have to be set on Christ. We have to keep our gaze on eternity. Like David, we have to be confident.