No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame …
Severe suffering and life-threatening illnesses often cause us to reflect on our lives. We wonder: In what have we been investing our time and energy? Are our priorities in order? What kind of a legacy will we leave behind?
Many people who have suffered are thankful for this sort of reflection, for frequently this is what caused them to reassess their life and change what they didn’t like. Perhaps they found they had been placing their hopes in people or in their career or in financial security. But when the bottom fell out of their life, they realized that their relationship with God is what mattered most.
None of us will ever be sorry for placing our hope in God – that’s the promise of Psalm 25:3. And those of us who have walked the valley of suffering can heartily agree with David that our hope in Him will never be a cause for shame.
They cried out to you and were saved.
They trusted in you and were never disgraced.
PSALM 22:5 (NLT)
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky