A Devotion for August 9

My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. ~Psalm 119:81

I would be a delusional liar if I told you if life was without its ups and downs. There will be difficult valleys of frustration and even despair, but there will also be times of utmost joy. It is easy to sing praise and remember our hope is in the Lord when times are great, but the psalmist reminds us, even when our soul is so weary it faints that we can find our hope and help in the word of God.

First, though we learn to establish the habit of dwelling in the word of God, we read it daily. So, it is when we find ourselves in the valley of despair, our minds are turned back again to Christ.

Our help and our hope is in Christ alone, and he will not disappoint.

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