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Day Nineteen
Pastor David Biewald
"You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word." Psalm 119:114 (NLT)

I love the book of Psalms. The expression, songs, and poetry found within that book always seem to know how to express the way I feel during different seasons of my life. The book of Psalms is more than a songbook, though; it dips into the prophetic, gives us insight into God’s character, and helps us appreciate God’s grace.

One of my favorite Psalms is chapter 119. Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm and chapter in the Bible. The focus is simple, learning to love, trust and hope in God’s Word. The Psalm states over and over again how much the writer has learned to trust in God’s Word. This is what I want to remind us of today, the only sure and steady thing that we can put our trust in. People can tend to have stock in many different sources of hope, like their checking accounts, 401K’s, government, or even their Pastor. However, the one true source of hope will always be God’s unchanging Word. In fact, God says that this world would pass away before even a comma from his Word fails. What hope have you been standing on lately? The rock of his Word, or the sand of this world?

PRAYER: Father, help us to love and trust your Word today! In Jesus’ name, Amen.