Speed of Life—revealing where we put our hope and trust

I’ve come to believe that there is no clearer gauge of where we are putting our hope than the speed of our lives.
 
This past year, I’ve been reflecting on one of my favorite Andrew Murray books, “Waiting on God.” It once again dawned on me that in the Old Testament, a couple of different Hebrew words can be translated either “hope” or “wait”.
 
Psalm 31:24
In the NIV it reads:
                       Be strong and take heart,
                        all you who hope in the LORD.
 
In the ESV it reads:
                        Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
                        all you who wait for the LORD!
 
Do you agree that the pace of our lives—our ability to slow down and wait on God—is an indicator of where we are putting our hope? Look at your life, and the pace of your life. What does it reveal about where you are putting your hope?

Comments
Doug Nuenke
Christine, what an important realization, that where we put our time may show what we hope in. No doubt, we all struggle with making time for reflection and connecting with the heart of God. I find that even scheduling or grabbing a minute or two here and there during the flurry of the day helps me keep connected to the Lord.
1/26/2016 2:13:47 PM

Christine
Totally agree - to know God means taking time for him - in many and varied ways. The important thing is that I make the time.
1/23/2016 10:51:23 PM

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