So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord! – (Psalm 31:24, NLT)
Be strong and brave, all you who are waiting for the Lord’s help. – (Psalm 31:24, ERV)
Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon. – (Psalm 31:24, MSG)
To hope in the Lord is to wait in expectation – trusting that God will do what He says He will do. If we trust Him to be faithful, we find courage and strength as we wait. Though so often we cannot even begin to see how a promise might be fulfilled, we have the blessed assurance that God is in charge and we are not. He is faithful to complete what He begins, so we need not fear in the face of what we cannot see. May we be of good courage and take heart, for the Lord, our God, is our help and our hope. Let those who hope in the Lord find strength and courage in Him.
Wherever we go,
Whatever we do;
May we offer praise,
Directly to You.
For all of our strength,
Both inside and out;
Come from You, dear Lord,
Remover of doubt.
Help us to be strong,
And courageous too;
As we choose to wait,
And hope in just You.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can be strong and of good courage because we have hope in You. Thank You that You are faithful to help us as we seek You. Forgive us for our lack of faith, that gives way to fear and doubt. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would wait in hopeful expectation as we pursue the things of You. Show us how to love others in such a way, that they too, may come to know the hope that is found in You alone. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we are brave and strong as we wait in hope for Your word to be fulfilled in our lives. Amen.
I thank and praise You, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power. – Daniel 2:23