Read: Psalm 39

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”

Psalm 39:4-5

Hopelessness comes when I forget how brief life is. I exist for only a moment and then I am gone. Forgetting how short life is, I look at temporal pursuits as eternal. My eyes fixate on what is around me, the things I can see. Caught up in the swirl of chaos and madness called life, I haphazardly attach my hope to accomplishments, wealth, a good name.

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.

Psalm 39:7

This life I know and experience is not all there is. Paul says it like this:

And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.

1 Corinthians 15:19

Is your hope shaky, faltering because the things of this life are weighing you down? Remind yourself today that this is not all there is. And while we are here, we put our hope in Christ, not ourselves.

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