Keep on hoping

Today’s Encouragement is Psalm 71:14-15 NLT But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more. [15] I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words.

I will keep on hoping –

Can you hear the determination, the resolve in these words?  After describing his desperate situation, David returns by choice, to rest his hopes in God’s help and God alone.

Though he is surrounded by enemies and his own strength is spent, David chooses to praise Him more and more.  “I will tell everyone, all day long, even though I don’t speak very well…. “

In his time of desperate need, surrounded, weak, and losing the battle, David chose (we always have a choice my friends) to Praise God, to tell everyone, always, of God’s goodness, love, mercy, and righteousness!

Perhaps this is what Paul meant in 2 Corinthians 12:10b “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” We become strong in Christ, by trusting Him, and by continuing to praise Him, especially when our own strength is gone.

Father God help us to keep hoping, to choose to praise You and to tell everyone, all day long, of Your goodness.  Even when words fail us.

His strength is perfect

Steven Curtis Chapman

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