Meditate On The Word
July 30, 2013
Now No Condemnation
August 1, 2013
Meditate On The Word
July 30, 2013
Now No Condemnation
August 1, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 7A

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PSALM 119:49-56
 Hebrew Z-Zain

Zayin

49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
51
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.
53
Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
55
I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.
56
This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.
Psalm 119:49-56, ESV

This portion of scripture starts right off by the Psalmist stating a fact: the Word of God has given him hope. That’s true, because God’s Word will always lift you up. It is full of hope—confident expectation—in God’s goodness, His promises, and His faithfulness.

The times we live in can appear hopeless if we live life in our own strength and power, not relying on God. But when you factor in the Lord and His eternal Word, you automatically begin to fill yourself with hope. That’s how the Psalmist lived a life of joy and blessing. He continued to find confident expectation in God’s Word, and he continued seeing God’s faithfulness in his life.

Today you’re not without hope. When everything else fails, when everyone else falls away, you can still have hope that is solid. God is FULL of hope:– Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you hope and a future.” God is hope: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

If you’ve lost your hope, or you don’t have any, you can receive supernatural hope from God’s Word right now, on purpose. Take some time to meditate on the verses below. When you put your hope in God and His Word, you’re more than a conqueror.   

  • Psalm 31:24“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the Lord.”
  • Psalm 39:7“And now Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in YOU.”
  • Psalm 43:5“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? HOPE in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
  • Psalm 71:5, 14“For you art my hope, O Lord God: my trust from my youth” and “But I will hope continually, and will yet praise You more and more.”  
  • Romans 15:4, 13“…through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” and “Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”