1In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
2In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.
3Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
4Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
5For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
6Upon you I have leaned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
7I have been like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
8My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all day long.
9Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength is spent.
10For my enemies speak concerning me, and those who watch for my life consult together.
11They say, “Pursue and seize that person whom God has forsaken, for there is no one to deliver.”
(Psalm 71:1-11, NRSV)
When I got ready to write this post, I searched for an image as I always do, by highlighting the verse and right clicking and finding the option to search swagbucks.com for Psalm 71:1-11 in this case. Well, my search turned up nothing. No pictures, so then I had to figure out what to do next, so I reread the passage and thought what word sticks out to me as I read this. Hope. This passage speaks to me of where my trust is, where my hope lies. God has and always will be there for me. So I highlighted hope, and right clicked, with my mouse, and found “search swagbucks.com for hope”. And I thought wow, how many of us search for hope every day?
How many of us are looking for a glimmer, a little bit of light to attach our lives to? How many of are searching for something to keep us going?
We wonder how we can go on sometimes and here the psalmist tells us, our trust and our hope should be in God because God will not let us down.
So where do you look for hope?