“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”
Spring ushers the sun into our day a little sooner and a little brighter. It calls the wind into the shadows of the sun to whisper to us, “Summer is coming”. I’d like to think hope is kind of like Spring — the turning point, the welcome sign on a long highway trip, the gate to a beautiful palace.
I don’t know what you’re hoping for these days…but, I bet there’s something (big or small) that you’re currently hoping for. We’re all acquainted with hope and because life continues to unfold incrementally, moment by moment, after we have or don’t have what we’re hoping for, we’re forced to hope again.
It’s a struggle for some people to rest in the season of hope. It’s often a waiting period that’s a reflection of the in between. It’s the halfway. It’s the middle. It’s the half empty, half full. It is without fully becoming.
Psalm 62:5 says, “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”
King David understood the beauty in hope because he understood the beauty in God. When we are in the Spring of our lives, it is easy to look at every brush stroke that still needs to get into the portrait, but God says…”just wait I’m not done yet.” There are still flowers budding, there is still a pasture waiting to get greener than green. Whatever you’re hoping for, it’s coming and even if it doesn’t we know the One who who hope in is coming back soon. Through Jesus we can experience the fulfillment of all things.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” –Romans 5:1-5
Hope doesn’t disappoint us because our hope, ultimately, comes from our faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. We know through Him all things are possible and during the seasons of Winter and Spring it’s essential to remember God can bring the warmest, most beautiful, exciting season of Summer into our lives.
Whatever you’re hoping for, remember how God has turned other moments of hope to moments of triumph and joy. Remember, God is able and He is willing. Spring is a season of transition and process; may you find hope in yours!