"But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more." NIV
"But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more." KJV
Hope is confidence, trust, and reliance. Since the Lord never leaves us or forsakes us, we learn that we can have hope each time He works in our behalf. Over and over we are strengthened in faith and hope that our God is faithful to His word. The only result that can emerge from such an awesome God from those who are committed to Him is praise to him, and more praise, and more praise. We never have to worry about the Lord leaving us stranded. Even if we die, we praise Him that He has delivered us from this cursed world and brought us into His blessed presence.
Heavenly Father, how thankful we are that we can always trust in your Word, your promises to us and that you will never leave us nor forsake us. Help us to keep these words locked in our hearts for our strengthening and ready on our lips to help strengthen the faith of others. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.