Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S –  Psalm 39:7(NLT)
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. 

O – Observation
I love the honesty of David.  How he lays everything out before the lord, his fears, anxieties, frustrations, his actual feelings.  It’s not always clear sailing and open roads.  He is not afraid to let his feelings known to God.  But even through his anguish and turmoil David finds his answer in his relationship with God as he declares “my hope is in You”

A – Application
There are many times a day when my mind wanders to some of the difficult circumstances in my life.  I am learning seemingly ever so slowly that I need to bring my fears, worries and concerns to my savior as soon as I can.  I get no peace trying to sort things out in my own mind and dwelling on them.  But as soon as I turn to God and hand them over I get the strength to go on and I have a renewed confidence within myself that God is at work on my behalf.  I need to continually declare where my hope is and it’s not in me. 

P – Prayer
I declare my dependence on You, and reaffirm that my hope is in You.