God’s Renewing Word of Hope
Psalm 43: Today’s reading continues the reading from yesterday (Psalm 42). It begins with the writer’s plea for deliverance from enemies and those who are evil and concludes with an affirmation of trust in God.
The Prayer of Someone in Exile
(Continuation of Psalm 42)
1O God, declare me innocent,
and defend my cause against the ungodly;
deliver me from lying and evil people!
2You are my protector;
why have you abandoned me?
Why must I go on suffering
from the cruelty of my enemies?
3Send your light and your truth;
may they lead me
and bring me back to Zion, your sacred hill,
and to your Temple, where you live.
4Then I will go to your altar, O God;
you are the source of my happiness.
I will play my harp and sing praise to you,
O God, my God.
5Why am I so sad?
Why am I so troubled?
I will put my hope in God,
and once again I will praise him,
my savior and my God.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 43:5b
I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior and my God.
Verse 5 repeats what was stated twice in Psalm 42. These words of hope and trust conclude today’s reading. In verses 1 and 2, what does the writer say to God? Have you ever felt like the psalm writer? In what ways do you express your hope and trust in God?
Lord God, I put my hope in you and praise you for being my God and savior. Send your light and lead me today in the way of your truth. Amen.
John 9:1-12: Jesus heals a man born blind.