Once again, Father, You have proven Yourself, as the events unfolded exactly as You prophesied they would.
The manner of Your death on the cross, how Your clothes were divided, that Your bones were not broken, that Your side was pierced; all these things happened according to what You had already told us in Your Word. Yet the people who carried out these atrocious acts were not aware of the prophecies, or that they were fulfilling them.
These words were handed down to different prophets at different times, yet all came to pass. It’s no wonder I can say with the writer of Psalm 119, “I have put my hope in Your Word”!
This is not a simple unfounded hope like “I hope I win the lottery.” The Hebrew word translated as hope comes from the word used for the triple twisted rope that binds an anchor to a ship to keep it in place. It’s a sure thing. It can be counted on.
My hope in You is a sure thing, Lord. It is something I can count on, always. It anchors me in the water. It keeps me from drifting in a storm.
That means I can count on You in my day to day life circumstances, good or bad. And I can rely on You when things get really tough. Thousands of years haven’t changed Your faithfulness or trustworthiness.
You have been, You still are, and You always will be.
Your Word has stood the test of time and its prophecies are still coming true. I can trust You, and Your Word, and its power in my life, completely. In all situations, at all times. And I do!
Thank You for this wonderful gift of hope that gives me stability in my daily life, and keeps me anchored. Amen
John 19:23-37; Psalm 119:145-152