The LORD Delights in Our Hope

It can be tempting to feel discouraged because we have “failed” God or to get down on ourselves when we don’t perform, but I think that God has a very different view of us in these moments. After all, The Lord chose us for Himself before the foundation of the world, which means He already knew everything we would or would not do. And yet He still chose us!

The Lord doesn’t need us for our performance, for what we can do for Him. He is fully able to create and make whatever He pleases. But Psalms 147 tells us something encouraging.

"He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy." [Psa 147:10-11]


The LORD doesn’t take delight in what we can do for Him. Not our legs, not where we go, not our strength. No, The LORD takes pleasure in that we fear Him and hope in His mercy! So fear God and hope in His mercy for He will have mercy on us: for He is “a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” [Psa 86:15]

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