Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage.
The LORD looks down from heaven;
he sees all humankind.
From where he sits enthroned he watches
all the inhabitants of the earth—
he who fashions the hearts of them all,
and observes all their deeds.
A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.
Truly the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
to deliver their soul from death,
and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and shield.
Our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
(Psalm 33:12-22, NRSV)
You are our shield and our help!
You will protect us from harm and be a shade and a shelter to us!
Lord we hope in you and ask you to fill us with your steadfast love.
Even as we hope in you…
Easy to say.
Sometimes very hard to do.
But a king is not saved by his great army, and a warrior is not delivered by his great strength, they all rely on the Lord.
And in the Lord we can hope.
When we can’t see any hope, God is/will be our hope!