remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. [psalm 119:49]
do you ever ask infinite holy God, our God of all knowledge and all wisdom, our God who is omnipotent and omniscience – to remember? the psalmist just said, “remember.”
interesting and powerful way to pray.
our friend the psalmist, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is not thinking God needs to be reminded, or that he has forgotten. this is a common hebrew literally device that is a powerful way of saying – this is what you said Lord. i am desperately trusting that you do what you said!
it is not an arrogant or disrespectful statement. it is a reminder to self while making a desperate plea to the LORD. why does he begin his prayer this way.
his prayer is a plea to God and a reminder to himself – my only hope is in your word, your voice LORD.
we hope in so many things.
what will you hope in today? who will you hope in today?
may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. [romans 15:13]
o LORD, may your voice be our only source of hope, because you are our only source of you, because you … are … HOPE. let me remember your words, let me meditate on your words. o please LORD, let me hear them again, afresh, anew. help me believe. remember your word to your servant today! for you are my hope!
in Jesus name – the Living Word!
~ john ryan