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This is one of my favorite worship songs right now. I love when we get to sing this on Sunday morning. I love the words and the emotion that swells throughout the whole song. I think that our band here at Liquid plays it, dare I say, even better than Hillsong! If you don’t own this song, you need to grab it and have it on your playlist! That’s a guarantee. You can grab it here for $.99!
This past week I was reading through some of the Psalms and I read through Psalm 131, one of the shorter Psalms for sure, but man is it powerful. Read what Psalm 131 has to say…
O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.
How beautiful is that? What beautiful imagery the Psalmist gives us. He says, let your soul be like a baby who is resting securely against his mother. That is a picture of comfort. I can picture times when I have held each of my three children against my chest and comforted them. I’ve held them close and nestled them gently. I have whispered, it’s okay, daddy is here. Their countenance changes when they are close. They rest securely in my arms.
The Psalmist is whispering the same thing to the readers… run to your Abba Father. Nestle in His arms, be held by Him and find your security in Him. Let your HOPE rise. God is right there for you no matter what your problems.
The question we have to ask ourselves in this situation is where is your hope? I know that there are times where I would say that my hope is in God, but it really is in myself. There have been times when my hope has been in other people. And I have been let down. I have been hurt and frustrated.
What keeps you from placing your hope in the One who will never let you down or leave you. How do you think that your life would be different if you placed your hope in Jesus Christ rather than yourself?