“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You, deliver me from all my transgressions.”
Psalm 39: 7-8

There are times when we feel uncertain of what we are waiting for. These are good times to say (as our psalm declares) “My hope is in You, deliver me from all my transgressions…”.

In every prayer there are 2 hearts at work. One is your heart, with its limited understanding of what you need and what God can do. The other is God’s great heart, with its unlimited goodness and divine purposes. Too often we allow our sin, our past, our circumstance to haunt us on a daily basis. As we seek the heart of God, we witness life through a different lens of freedom and unlimited potential. By praying to be delivered from a bad temper, pride or self-will, we move into a new place where guilt, fear and desperation are replaced with forgiveness, hope and purpose. This transforms our dispositions and behaviors. The question, “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?” can be answered with the powerful words “My hope is in You!” That sets the table for every longing and every prayer with the expectation that He will in His time do His work!

Why is it difficult to admit to being broken?

What can you hope for this day, this week or this year?




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