From What to Who

“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.

Sunrise w strom clouds

“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)

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