The Help of His Countenance

There are plenty of times, and will probably be plenty more, in our lives when we feel downcast, downtrodden, disquieted, disinterested. These are normal consequences of living in a cursed world ruled by satan and under the continual tempting of him, the flesh, and the world. But Jesus is more powerful, His beauty is more glorious, and He is exceedingly available for our help in time of need. This is something we should encourage ourselves with and hope in. Psalms says,

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of his countenance." [Psa 42:5]

When were cast down, when our soul’s are cast down or dismayed or discouraged, hope in God! Hope in The Lord that He will provide us a new revelation of Jesus Christ. Peter says we should hope in this above all things. He writes,

"Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober minded, fully set your hope in the grace that is being brought unto you in revelation of Jesus Christ;" [1 Pe 1:13]

Through new a fresh revelations of Jesus, from out of His Word, The Bible, we receive grace. That grace is what we ought to hope for. Thus, hope in a new revelation of Christ: a new and unique insight into His glorious character, a new angle of His beautiful nature as if looking at a most precious stone, cut without hands.

David says to hope in God for we shall “yet praise Him for the help His countenance.” We shall yet praise him because He will look upon us; Jesus Christ will turn His face toward us and shine the light of His countenance upon us and “we shall be saved!”


Ask Jesus to show you more of His glory, as Moses asked The Father. Hope in this grace, hope in new insights through scripture of Jesus’ awesome person. Jesus is what we need. To see Jesus in every circumstance.

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