On the edge yet hopeful

2 thoughts on “On the edge yet hopeful”

  1. Ultimately, this is a psalm of affirmation in the goodness of God’s deeds & his hand on my life … “As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” v14

  2. Hi Ian,
    Yes, the psalm has an interesting arc.

    It begins with the the writer being in trouble and asking God his hope to come and rescue him. Then v14, which you have brought up is at the high point of the arc. Here the writer affirms that deep down there is a solid hope that will not be moved by circumstances. Finally from v19 the writer goes forward in praise. He takes this certainty of hope and presents them to his challenging circumstances and says, “Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again.”

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