Where is My Hope?

If I hope for Sheol as my house, if I make my bed in darkness, if I say to the pit, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’ where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?
Job 17:13-15
Where is My Hope?
Job moves from highs to lows as he deals with his situation.  These verses from him are no doubt a low point.  In his pain and torment Job once again wishes for the grave.  He feels he is so wasted away with disease and sorrow that the grave is the only place he would feel at home.  Though we may not ever get this low, we all at times have felt the weight of loneliness, isolation, depression. At times maybe even a sense of abandonment by everyone, including God. This is why turning to God’s Word helps rid us of these feelings.  We look to Joshua 1:5 and hear, “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.” We know our hope rest in Christ. He is the one to restore us, “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31). Even though the world, the devil, and our own sinful natures try to convince us otherwise, God has not abandoned us and we can rest secured in His love and faithfulness.  “For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever” (Psalm 918).
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