I Hope In Him

What can threaten God’s existence? Who can oppose His purpose? What can weaken His power? What can dim the clearness of His eye? What can diminish the tenderness of His heart? What can distract the wisdom of His judgment? “You are the same, and Your years will have no end” (Ps. 102:27).

Remember, child, of God, you are a sheep that can never lose its Shepherd, a child that can never lose it’s Father. “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5), said Jesus as He revealed the Eternal Father’s heart.

In dire straits, we still have a Father in heaven. A widow had been inconsolable at the loss of her husband, and her little child asked, “Mother, is God dead?” That question rebuked the woman and reminded her that she had a Guardian and a Friend. “Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name” (Is. 54:5).

Listen, child of God, you can lose your possessions, but you cannot lose your God. Like Jonah, you can see your plant wither (Jon. 4:7), but your God remains. You may lose your land, but not your God. You may lose your savings, but not your Savior. Even if it came to the worst and you were left for a while as one forsaken by God, you still would not lose Him. Like the Lord Jesus on the cross, you may still call Him, “My God” (Matt. 27:46).

“The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him’” (Lam. 3:24). The Lord is a portion from which we can never be alienated. He lives! He reigns! He will be our guide even unto death.

-Charles Spurgeon, Beside Still Water


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