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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
On Safe Deposit
Many people have a safe deposit box. It is the place where they put special things for safe keeping. They may have the family jewels there or perhaps a stash of cash or maybe even some important papers. The point of a safe deposit box is that it is a place where you can put things that mean a lot to you and are important so that you can make sure that nothing happens to them. But where do you put the important things that won’t fit in a bank vault?
One of the most important things we can have in life is hope. Hope is expectation, desire, and trust all balled into one, for a future that has not yet come. Hope is the thing that keeps us going in the darkest hours because it allows us to know that there is something after this. Hope is the thing that gives us confidence in times of confusion because it allows us to know that the clouds will part, and things will eventually clear up. With something as powerful and precious as hope you can’t just put it anywhere.
A long time ago, I decided to put my hope in God. I placed my hope on deposit with Him because he promised he would never leave me alone. I placed my hope in Him because He promised he’d always be by my side ensuring that I would neither want or need. I placed my hope in Him because he promised that he’d bring me peace, protect me from my enemies and if necessary make a way out of no way. Because I put my hope in Him, it allows me to face trials, unusual circumstances and setbacks always knowing that there will be better after this. So I sleep well at night because I know where my hope is and that it is on safe deposit.