“And now, O LORD, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7
At the wind-tossed beach and chopped grey sea last evening, watching a rainbow later rise in a threatening eastern sky, gazing with delighted awe at sunrise this morning, I ponder the ‘whats’– the longings in relationships, self-improvements, purposefulness. God’s beautiful, always-relevant word turns me to the Who, the only true, trustworthy, and satisfying object of hope.
“Be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.'” Hebrews 13:5
O Father, bring me to the psalmist’s place of certain hope and right perspective, from ‘what’ to ‘Who.’ “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth I desire but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:25-26)