Missy and I were talking this morning about our respective readings in Gods Word. The last verse of Psalm 33 really spoke to her, and when she shared it with me, I agreed.
Psalms 33:22, Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Read it slowly and break it down: Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,…
We all want that, right? Indeed, we all NEED God’s mercy on our lives. Praise the Lord for the blood of Jesus! But the blood of Jesus our Lord does not automatically cleanse us; many lost souls are in Hell right now that would testify that this is true. We must ask, we must desire to have Him cleanse us, and we must be willing to repent and surrender to Him, THEN His mercy is abundantly shed upon us. After that, if we walk in the light as He is in the light, that is walk in the spirit, immediately getting back into the light when we make a mistake, then the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us (present tense. Not did cleanse at one time, not will cleanse one day in the sweet by-&-by, but continually, right here, right now, cleanseth!) from all sin (1 John 1:7). Again, THEN His mercy will be upon us… as we hope in thee.
Many of our government officials may flippantly state things like, “God bless America” or “May God have mercy on us”, but it is up to each of us as individual believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to make it so by placing our hope in Him. His mercy will be upon us…IF our hope is in Him.
Our hope can be in many things: our money, our job, our doctor, our professor, our church leaders, our savings, our retirement, our government (Ha!), our insurance,…I could go on and name a thousand things but the only thing that will secure God’s mercy on us is our faith, our trust, our belief,…our hope in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, the One true and living God.
What does God have for you…just around the corner?