Hope in Praise (Day 4)

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Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. —Psalm 42:5–6

Our hope:
I have hope because Jesus will make all things right and joyful again.

Can you sympathize with the psalmist’s heartache?

"My tears have been my food day and night. . . . I say to God, my rock: 'Why have you forgotten me?" (Ps. 42:3, 9).

If so, there is True Hope in Jesus for you today. You don’t have to despair. He has given you all you need to choose praise, as our psalmist friend did:

"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God" (Ps. 42:5–6).

Friend, Jesus—your God—is also your salvation! He will make all things right and joyful again. Even if your worship feels half-hearted and transient, it’s a rehearsal of that certain joy to come. So today, relying on God’s grace, sing in the night (v. 8) . . . and perhaps, eventually, your heart will join in.

Reflect and Respond:

Read Psalm 42.

  • What are you looking forward to Jesus making right when He returns?
  • As you hope for this, how practically can you choose to praise Him today?
  • Is there a specific truth you can encourage your heart with, as the psalmist did?

Go deeper:

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What is one thing you can praise Jesus for today?

About the Author

Hayley Mullins

Hayley Mullins

Hayley Mullins is a biblical counselor based in northern Indiana who finds joy in helping people find help, hope, and healing in Christ. Reading, hiking, watching soccer, collecting records, and chatting over coffee are her everyday delights. Hayley formerly served … read more …

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