As I listened to the Dr. Bos sermon this Sunday from my living room couch, I thought how befitting the theme was during this trying time: “Hope in Uncertain Times”. He quoted Isaiah 41:10:
“Fear not, for I am with you,
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (RSV)
As Christians, we are comforted by the fact that we have a place to go for any and all crises, including a health issue like the one we are presently battling with. That place is described in the word of God, which reminds us where to put our hope. This is a good time to remind ourselves that our hope is not in what we save or even in our physical health. Neither our financial status nor our current health status provides the source of our identity. Psalm 20:7 reminds us thus:
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God”.
Or, we might say,
“Some trust in our financial portfolio and some in our health status, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
We are also comforted by Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
Shared by Agatha Pratt
5 responses to “Hope in Uncertain Times…”
Beautiful reflections, Agatha. Thank you so much!
Thank you Agatha for such words of comfort. Our trust is in God as we continue to lift others in prayers and as we stay connected to each other.
Beautifully said, Agatha. It’s also very moving to me that all these passages you quoted are older than Christianity itself. They speak to a universal hope to all who can dare to open themselves to the message.
Yes, and thank you, Agatha, for your beautifully written and wonderfully focused reminder, so critical in life, especially in these times.
The Lord and His Word are forever, our only and sufficient sure foundations!
“Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever.” ~Hebrews 13:8
Clinging to Christ as always with you!
Your words give hope in this time of challenges. May each of us reach out to others providing some love and care during these days.
Agatha, how beautifully you wove these powerful words from the Bible to inspire us!