When I think about my life I cannot make the same claim. My hope is to have a increasingly better relationship with my wife. My hope is for my children and their children to prosper and love one another. My hope is for the next election to end with the result I want. My hope is for our ministry to increase in influence and effectiveness. My hope is for financial relief. My hope is for all of the strife in the world to end, selfishly, so I can travel more easily.
But David said, and mine should be, that his hope was in the Lord. For the last couple of days we looked at wait in Psalm 25:1 – 3. You will note that in Psalm 39:7 David parallels wait with hope. Waiting on God results in hope. All of the other avenues I pursue for hope are treacherous dead ends.