Where is your HOPE?

Nov 15, 2022 by Leoma G Gilley, in INSIDE: Reflections

Psalm 42:11 says, "I will put my hope in God!" 
In reflecting on these words, I decided to put the emphasis in different places. Here's what I discovered.

I will put my hope in God. This is a choice that I have to make. No one can do it for me.
I WILL put my hope in God. This is a decision that I must actively pursue. It won't just happen.
I will PUT my hope in God I will turn loose of my fears and worries, and give them to the One who loves me best.
I will put MY hope in God. I have to do this action for myself. I believe I had hope, and so can decide what and whom I will hope in.
I will put my HOPE in God. Hope is "to cherish a desire with anticipation" (Miriam Webster) "Hope is huge. It's necessary." (Thrive Global) In order to thrive, I must have HOPE. Putting hope in others is insecure because they may or may not accomplish what I need. God, on the other hand, has my best interest at heart and since God is all-powerful, he can make things happen according to his purpose and will.
I will put my hope in GOD. God knows the end from the beginning and all the in between: all-knowing, all-powerful, loving, holy, just, righteous, unchanging. I can depend on God, so my hope is well-placed.