“Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.” Psalm 119:116 NIV
There was a time a few years ago when I was discouraged and heartbroken.
I didn’t know how we were going to make it.
We were living in Las Vegas and our neighborhood edged the Red Rock desert.
One morning I got up early and took a walk.
With worship music loaded on my iPod, I set out to pray and breathe in the presence of God.
The sun was just rising over Red Rock Canyon and it was so beautiful that I almost dropped to my knees. As I turned the corner out of my neighborhood and onto the desert road behind it, the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness” began.
I heard God’s whisper in my heart, “Hold on. Your hopes are not lost. I am faithful to complete what I have started in you. I will sustain you through this and strengthen you in it. My faithfulness knows no end.”
It was a turning point for me.
I carried that promise through a time that got harder long before it got better.
Hold on, my friend, your hopes are not lost.
Jesus is faithful to complete what He started in you.
He will sustain you and strengthen you in it.
God’s faithfulness knows no end.