CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 9, 2021 : TOPIC – MAKE THE LORD YOUR HOPE
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
MAKE THE LORD YOUR HOPE
Read: Jeremiah 17:5-8
Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
For you are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth (Psalms 71:5)
Many people are living hopeless lives. Many don’t know the way out in the situations they find themselves. Many of these have therefore lost hope in life and what it promises to offer. Many have lost hope in perfect health; many have lost hope in promises from their families, friends, and associates. Many have lost hope in the governments of their states or countries, so much that they no longer hope that economies of such states and nations can offer anything good and encouraging. Many things can disappoint you, but God cannot, and will not. He knows the reason He allows that situation to befall you (cf. Rom. 8:28). Put all your hope in Him who will eventually accomplish His perfect will for your life, at the appointed time (cf. Eccl. 3:11).
Why do you put your hope in your buoyant business or fat bank account? They can fail you. Put your hope in God. Make Him your hope. The Psalmist says that the Lord God is his hope, and He has been his trust from his youth (Psa. 71:5). So also, you must make God your Lord, hope and trust. The Bible even reveals that the Lord declares: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord’ (Jer. 17:5). The one who puts his or her hope in human beings, anywhere, anytime, would have him/herself to blame for foolishness. To make God your hope, you have to believe in and accept Christ Jesus wholeheartedly that He can do all things (Rom. 10:11). Also, you need to call His name and He cannot disappoint you, and you will be saved (Rom. 10:13).
The Bible says that you will be like a tree planted by the waters, if you make Him your hope. You will not fear any hardship or drought, and you will continually produce the right fruits, no matter the situation of the country, if you make Him your Hope (Jer. 17:8).
1. Lord, help me to make You alone my hope in this world of uncertainty.
2. Lord, let me overcome the difficult situation of my life, to increase the level of my faith in You.
3. Holy Spirit, enable those in state of hopelessness with hope in You.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah 34:5 – 36:26; Hebrews 2:11 – 3:13