21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
Psalms 33: 21-22
As I thought about the title, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, I initially thought, “Yes! That’s how I feel about God.” But something just didn’t set right. Then it finally dawned on me, we are not hopelessly devoted, we are hopefully devoted to God.
When we gaze at the world around us, it’s easy to recognize hopelessness. Hopeless folks frequently trudge through life as though the weight of the world is on their shoulders. Smiles seem to be strangers to their lips, eyes seem dim, and dark words routinely note their passage through time and space.
If we peer into God’s Holy Word, He tells us over and over again that our hope is “built on nothing less, than Jesus’s blood and righteousness”. We have plenty to be hopeful about as long as we know where to place our hope.
How am I sharing hope with others?