When I place my hope in You alone I will not be disappointed.
You my God are faithful.
You stand on Your word.
You are true to Your promises.
You are coming back for me, there will be a wedding!
The church, Your bride.
But in the journey of life I am bound to place my hope in things that can’t give me all I really need (which is You).
I am sure to place expectations on people, places, locations, circumstances that are sure to let me down.
And I shouldn’t be surprised when I do…
You are not surprised.
We all fall short, we all miss the mark, we all have wandering, fickle, roving hearts. But still, knowing all that, You came!
What a Savior.
In those other things that I choose to place my hope in I will be disappointed.
People will fail me.
I’ll fail myself.
This world will let me down.
People may not understand me.
Or they may flat out reject me.
But even when I do put my hope in the wrong things and I am disappointed, one thing remains… My hope in Christ.
You, my Savior are the only true, lasting, forever kind of hope. A safe place to place all my hope.
You do not disappoint.
Hope is not lost.
“It causes us so much confusion, frustration, and discouragement. It leaves us with unrealistic expectations, naïveté toward temptation, and regular disappointment. It leads us to ask far too much from the people around us and to expect more than we should from the situations and locations in our lives. It makes us search over and over again for what we will not find and spend endless hours wondering why we haven’t found it. It even results in some of us beginning to doubt the goodness of God. “What is this schizophrenia?” you ask. It is the fact that we declare that we believe in forever, yet we live as if this is all there is.”
Paul Tripp (New Morning Mercies)
“O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Romans 7:24-25a NKJV