You can live 40 days w/o food, just a few days w/o water, 4-6 min w/o O2, but not a single second w/o hope. Human beings are unavoidably hope based creatures. How you live in the present is inevitably shaped by what you believe about your future. You can�t avoid that! Hope in the bible is not �wishful thinking� but it is �confident joyful expectation�.
Rekindle the Hope
Our psalm today is called a �song of ascent� or a �pilgrim song�. These songs (Ps. 120-135) were sung together with the people of God as they journeyed to Jerusalem, to take part in the Jewish feasts. Each Psalm has a theme. Psalm 130 is about Hope (waiting). In this song, the psalmist goes from the depths of despair to the mountain of hope in eight verses. It is such a glorious journey for the psalmist that he invites you along with him.
You can live 40 days without food, just a few days without water, 4-6 min without O2, but not a single second without hope (Prov.13:12). Human beings are unavoidably hope based creatures. How you live in the present in inevitably shaped by what you believe about your future.