Since this blog is called “My Journal of Ordinary Days” , I wanted to share my personal journal entry from this morning. I hope that it is an encouragement to someone.
“Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart;
O King of glory, my treasure Thou art.”
In recent days “Be Thou My Vision” has become my favorite hymn, and the verse above has become the anthem of my heart. As someone who has wrestled with insecurity for most of my life, I rejoice that the Lord has faithfully worked in my life and led me to a place where all of my hope and security is in Him.
My hope is not in any man. It is not in financial security. It’s not in staying safe within the walls of my home. It’s not in anyone’s opinion of me. It’s not in the goodness of people. It’s not in medicine or science. My hope is not in a great big, beautiful tomorrow.
My hope is in the Lord! It is in knowing that whatever happens to me or my family or whatever happens to our economy, God is still on the throne. God is good. He knows me and he loves me.
If the world collapses, this is still true. If I die, it is still true. If I walk through the fire, it is still true.
I put my hope in him who never changes and that which will never pass away.