“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee,” Psalm 39:7.
One of my favorite passages is 1 Corinthians 15:19. This verse tells us that if our hope in Christ is just for this life then we are “miserable.” I am so grateful that my hope rests beyond this life. My hope does not end with my time here on this earth.
We can have an eternal confidence. We can know the type of hope that brings true satisfaction, but that hope can only be found in Jesus Christ. It is a hope that extends beyond today and into an eternal Heaven where our Savior sits at the right hand of the Father. Our hope is found in Him and secured in Him.
Psalm 39 is a song about the brevity of human life. We see in this psalm that our lives are short when compared to eternity. In verse 4 the psalmist actually asks to know the amount of time he has left on this earth and the means by which he will leave this earth. Yet, he retreats back to the question and answer found in verse 7. The psalmist shows that even in the uncertainty of this life our hope can only be found in the Lord.
Would you want to know when you would die and by what means? The Bible is clear that you will never know the answer to that question, you can only know that “it is appointed unto men once to die” according to Hebrews 9:27. But you can have hope that goes beyond this life. In Christ, you can find an eternal hope that brings peace during uncertainty.
Are you able to find peace in this life knowing your hope is in Him?