Hope Transfusions from the Word of God
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
─ Psalm 103:17-18 ESV
Peter stepped outside, away from the crowd inside his parents’ home celebrating his father’s birthday. He noticed his brother, Christopher, sitting on the steps of the front porch. “Hey! How are you doing?” he asked.
“I’m not doing too well,” Christopher replied. “I don’t know how much longer I can handle the joblessness. It’s been so long – and the rejection after interviews, it’s just a lot.”
Peter waited. “I know you’ve heard all the clichés from those trying to encourage you. I don’t want to add to that. Waiting is hard, but the best way to get through the difficult times is to continually give yourself hope transfusions from God’s Word.”
Like a blood transfusion, scriptures like Psalm 103 can serve as a hope transfusion. The Word of God gives life and hope to your spirit during desperate and trying times, like in Psalm 103. David, the writer of this psalm, praised God for the good in his life, even though David was being pursued by the king who wanted to kill him.
Like David, instead of looking at how difficult your circumstances are, focus on God’s promises and transfuse hope to your spirit.
Today’s One Thing
As you find yourself thinking about problems this week, shift your focus and deliberately tap into God’s promises. If you need a little help getting started, pull from David’s list in Psalm 103:
- Remember God’s benefits (v. 2).
- He forgives all your sins (v. 3).
- He heals all your diseases (v. 3).
- He redeems your life (v. 4).
- He crowns you with love and compassion (v. 4).
- He satisfies our soul with good things (v. 5).