Faith, Hope and Love.
In America today, there is a lot of hopelessness going around. As Christians, we know that our God is greater, stronger higher–mighty to save, a strong tower, the great deliverer. Or at least we should.
Perhaps we do not know the hope of God as well as David did (as expressed in the psalms), because we have failed to rest on Him. Spending his life in troubled times, on the run and in danger, David learned first hand the faithfulness of the Lord. We have the fullness of the mystery of God revealed to us as it was not revealed to the sons of men in other generations through the writings of the Apostles and prophets in the new testament. The hope of the Gospel has been revealed.
Yet American Christians on the whole do not have hope, because they do not trust God. And we do not trust God because we have weak faith. Taste and see that the Lord is Good! Ask, and it will be given to you! Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.
If you will but pray, the Father of Glory will indeed grant you your desires and show you his Glory. If you will lean on Him–if you will throw the rotten staff of your own strength and leap in to the chasm where God promises to catch you–God will prove Himself faithful.
Faith, hope and love are not optional for the Christian. God will fulfill your joy if you hope in His name.