Put your Hope in God

Published: 13 September 2005 | 5 comments

Public speaking has never been one of those things I enjoy doing. I usually get really nervous and if I find out at the last minute that I have to speak I may freak out and get frustrated if things aren’t going too well before.

I had that happen to me today.

Psalm 25:3 (NLT)

No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.

God wants us to trust him and put our hope in him. When we do that we will not be put to shame. It is so easy for us to complain when things are not going our way yet it seems so hard for us to stop, pray and just put our hope in God. And though I did not deceive someone else, I think I deceived myself into thinking God was unable to help me. God is more than able to help.

Our Lord works in wonderful ways and he definitely worked through my mother to calm me down and remind me that He is there for me and is willing to help if I ask and put my hope in Him.

You can probably figure out by now that everything turned out well in the end. Thanks be to God.

Whenever you find yourself in a tough situation and you think things are not going to work out, instead of tearing out your hair, try this instead: Stop, Pray and Put your Hope in God.

Peace and God Bless you!

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gravatar Brian — 13 September 2005
Hey Yannick,

Glad to hear your speaking went well. Praise the Lord. Where did you speak?
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 13 September 2005
Well actually maybe I wasn’t as clear as I should have been in my post. It wasn’t a speech I was making but more of a presentation of a gift to a football (soccer) team. I had to say a few words (hehe) before handing over the gift though.

Sorry for not making that clear.

Thanks for stopping by though Brian. Hope all is going well with the ministry and church.
gravatar Brian — 14 September 2005
I can understand nervousness related to giving speeches or making presentations. I hate doing that kind of stuff. I get tongue-tied and don’t know what to say. I can preach a sermon without too much nervousness, but don’t ask me to “say a few words” at a secular event.
gravatar Yannick (Author) — 14 September 2005
Really? I thought that it wouldn’t be a problem for you seeing as how you preach sermons.
gravatar bitbutter — 10 September 2007

Isn’t it strange, though, to conclude that a loving God really chooses to help with trivial problems like pre-seminar nerves while he routinely doesn’t seem to intervene when dying people are pleading for his help?

I’m curious about whether you’ve found a satisfactory explanation for this yourself.

From the ‘outside’ your assessment of the situation looks like confirmation bias.

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