I have people ask me for recipes. Do you? What if they asked you for a recipe for hope, because they were going through a struggle? I found David’s recipe for hope! Starting in verse 3, he gives away his recipe.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. Psalm 37:3-9 NIV
David has an obvious purpose in this passage, to remind the reader that, if they do all these things, they will inherit what God has for them! That gives hope! It may seem like evil prevails in this world, as it did in David’s time, so I love this “recipe” for hope. If we follow the steps, we will receive our inheritance, a forever life with Him!
Have a great day! Love and prayers,