When the Best is Yet Come

Michael Beck

“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.” (Psalm 39:7)

There’s always hope for those who are looking in the right direction. Those who wait on God will not be disappointed. “Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed” (Ps. 25:3) It is never a matter of IF God will come through, it is only a matter of WHEN. He may not come through as we supposed; but His response will always be “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” (Eph. 3:20)

Will we look to the Lord when things get tough; or will we look elsewhere? When David was in trouble, he lifted up his soul to the Lord. “Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.” (Ps. 25:1) His testimony was: “Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD” (Ps. 25:15) Paul’s life had its share of trouble and dilemma, but because his eyes were also toward the Lord, he could say: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair” (2 Cor. 4:8) Hope was the spiritual helmet that shielded Paul’s mind.

These warriors of God challenged others to also seek God at all times; to look to Him and nowhere else; to rejoice in advance, knowing and believing that the necessary help and solution was surely on the way. “Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee …” (Ps. 40:16) “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12.)

For those without Christ, without God in this world, Paul offered no hope. (Eph. 2:12) But he called the child of God, the saint of the most high God, to have an abundance of hope in believing that the best was yet to come.

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Rom. 15:13)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.