DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
I have suffered much; preserve my life, LORD, according to your word.108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.[a]
Psalm 119: 107 -112
THEME: GOD’S WORD PRESERVES OUR LIVES
WORDS OF HOPE:
The author speaks of his own suffering, that he has suffered a lot. He pleads with God to preserve his life! He does not tell us the nature of his sufferings, only the vast extent of them: he writes, “I have suffered much.” He pleads with God to preserve his life, “according to your word. Have you suffered much in your life? Some of you have. Some of you who have suffered a lot have shared how God’s Word has ministered to you during your struggles and ordeals. You have recalled certain passages or events in the life of our Lord which have encouraged and helped you. God’s word has preserved you! If you suffer today, ask God to preserve you, according to His word. James tells us: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4). When we endure sufferings and remain true and faithful to the Lord, He can use our sufferings for His glory and the growth of His kingdom. God’s word preserves our lives but it also beckons us to higher ground. It will take the grace of God not to be swayed from the precepts of God despite suffering. Be focused that nothing shall separate you from the Lord.
• Pray for the grace to endure suffering.
• Pray to be preserved by God’s word.
• Pray to be focused on God alone.
Lord, I pray that the Lord will grant me the grace such that nothing shall separate me from the love of God. Amen 🙏🏽