July 10, 2013

God’s Song of Hope

When I feel like I’m in a hopeless situation, I have to start listening to God’s song of hope. Look what Psalms 1:18 says: “I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.” Underline those words my song. When I feel hopeless the first thing I need to do is listen to God because God always sings his song of hope in the darkest night.

One of His greatest hits is Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans of good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.’” You see, one of the reasons we start feeling hopeless is that we become confused about God’s plan. We don’t see what He’s up to and we don’t understand what He’s doing. But God says, “Even though you can’t see it right now, I still have a plan for you.” That is good to know. No matter what is going on around me right now, God has a plan for good in my life. There is no problem that can come into my life that can change God’s good plan. Right now, it may not look good. Right now, you may not see what God is doing, but He says, “Rest assured, I have a good plan for you.” There is no problem with stress, pressure, or pain that can come into your life and change God’s good plan for you.

The problem is, we’re not hearing God’s song of hope because He sings it in a still, small voice and perfect pitch, right into our hearts, but we listen to so many other things. We listen to the voices of stress, of confusion, of anxiety, and of fear. We tune into all these channels rather than the classic rock channel, the solid rock of Jesus Christ. I challenge you for a couple of days to go without listening to the news and the radio, and all the other things that are always blaring in your lives, and just get some quiet time with God and listen to that still small voice. His song of hope will fill your heart.