The Lord Is My Hope

The Lord Is My Hope

Jeremiah 17:17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil

When all other comforts have left us we know that we still have hope in the Lord. The Lord is the one who sticks by us closer than a brother. Even if our own Father and Mother should forsake us we know the Lord will not. The Lord would say to us "can a woman forget her sucking child, that
she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me" (Isaiah 49:15-16). It is for this reason that we have a good hope in the Lord.

The things of this world may bring fear and terror into our hearts but not so for those who hope in the Lord. The day of evil is not a terror to those who place their trust and hope in the Lord. In our fallen world there are many things of which we could say they are an evil day. Even if it
does not happen to us, there is always an "evil day" happening to someone, somewhere in our world every minute of every day. This is all the sad consequence of sin and it is to the Lord ultimately that we must look for deliverance both from sin and all evil days.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said of eighteen people who were killed upon whom the tower of Siloam fell "think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:4-5). Of all the evil days that may come upon us, there is still an evil day to come upon the world of the ungodly in the day of God's judgment. It is therefore to our Lord Jesus Christ that we should flee in repentance and faith for He alone is our true hope both in this life and also in the life to come. Let's say the Lord is my hope for He is not a terror to those who truly hope in the Lord.

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