You have just received a phone call from your son and his wife has cancer. You have a friend whose husband has had an affair and leaving his wife and family for another woman. You have been diagnosed with breast cancer. What about your adult child that comes to you and shares with you that they no longer believe in your Jesus. We live in a broken world and how is it that we find hope in the midst of the uncertainty and unknown painful situations in life. Do we mope and wander through our house feeling defeated and asking ourselves what is the point in being here on earth? No! The Psalms is a place you can turn to daily in the midst of the messiness of life.
David writes in Psalm 25:4 – Show my your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. God is our personal God. He is our personal God and Savior. He shows us his ways and teaches us along the way. When I experience unrest and anxiety I go to my Lord and Savior and I ask him for his help and his ways to know how to process the pain and gain his perspective.
Also, David writes in 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? I live in his light. I am his child and he has saved me from living life in hell. I do not have to fear anything. He is my rock, my strong deliverer and I have no reason to experience fear. He is with me.
It is in the Psalms that I , personally, find hope. Not just a little bit of hope but a confident hope that I hold onto for dear life. We find that God, his character, his strength, meets us at the core of our heart and mind to give us that confident hope in Christ.