“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.” (Ps. 146:5)
How good life is for those who find their help and place their hope in the Lord God. For the God who comes to us in Jesus is the Creator of all things. Furthermore, this God, our God, “upholds the cause of the oppressed, gives food to the hungry, sets prisoners free, gives sight to the blind, lifts up those who are bowed down,…sustains the fatherless and the widow,” and more.
We see God at work, in Ruth 4:13-17, rescuing Naomi who has lost both her husband and her two sons. Her daughter-in-law Ruth treats her as her own mother and remains with Naomi. Ruth marries and has a son, who is the grandfather of King David and Naomi has a larger family to care for her.
II Peter 3 reminds us that Jesus will return again, evil will be destroyed and there will be salvation from God.
Blessed are all who put their trust in the Lord God. When we are in relationship with the God of Salvation, known most clearly in Jesus Christ, we live in hope and we know the day to day help of the Lord. Give thanks this day for the help and hope we have in the Lord our God. God is but a prayer away from us.