Put your hope in the Lord

Psalm 131:1-3 My heart is not proud, oh Lord, My eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.

But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Oh Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forever more.

June 19, 2018

Why does life have to be so challenging? From mourning the loss of a best friend to picking new paint colors for my great room, everything seems so hard. Sometimes I just want to check out; go somewhere else, somewhere I don’t have responsibilities. Where no one is asking me to do anything and I can just be.

Where this place is, I don’t know, but I do know I can always go to my Heavenly Father. I can steal away to that secret place of peace when I read God’s word, and listen for His voice. I can choose to quiet my soul and rest in the Lord’s perfect covering over me as I trust him with my challenges, as a young child trusts his mother.

My hope is in the Lord, for all things. For healing from sorrow and even for creativity in picking wall colors for my home.

I encourage you to quiet your soul, and escape your daily grind by spending time with your Heavenly Father that loves you, and wants to give you rest from your challenges.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father that loves us, keep us humble to hear your voice through your word, that we may have rest from the cares of this world and help us put our hope in you forever more. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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  1. I love this. So relevant for every stage in life. Thank you dear friend. I am so excited to plug in here everyday. Well done Linda!

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