King David once said that he pitched his tent in the land of hope. And if you read the book of Psalms, you know exactly where the land of hope is located. God is the land of hope and promise. Jesus was the fulfillment of the promise!
My own tent stays pitched in the land of hope and prayer! One of my favorite Psalms is 121. Just reading it spreads a warm peace throughout my body. Because no matter what the world throws my way, I will always have God.
Psalm 121 A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
After reading that, how could you not believe in God and put your trust in Him for everything in your life? The Maker of the universe is going to take care of you and me! God loves each one of us as if we were His only child.
At least that is the way I feel. God makes me feel special and when we are together, I feel like it is just the two of us! Sometimes I want to shout “God loves me most!”
But I know He loves all of us “the most.”
Now, that does not mean God answers all my prayers the way I request. God listens to my prayers, sends me comfort, and answers them in accord with His plans. And God’s plans are always what is best for each of us. Even though we might not realize it at the time.
So, where have you pitched your tent? In the land of this world of crazy and despair? Or in God?