Some friends have been going through a hard time recently. I've been sending brief emails of encouragement: not my own words, usually, but Bible verses which have encouraged us in the past.
This was today's: I just love it. It has meant so much to us as a family.
Psalm 33:17 - 22:
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
This is one of our favourite verses. Our friend Bob gave it to us almost 10 years ago, and it is so true. We wait indeed in hope for the Lord. Where else does help come from? Where else?