Thousands of years ago, David the Patriarch Psalmist, envisioned the coming of Jesus Christ as Savior of the world; when he penned these inspiring words found in Psalm 62:5“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” What was David meditating on when the Spirit of God wrote these life transforming words on his heart?
I can imagine he was sitting in a cave in the wilderness of Israel hiding from Saul his relentless persecutor, when the glory and the hope of God filled his heart and revealed to him that Jesus Christ would be the eternal flame for mankind. This particular verse in Psalm 62 captures the real essence of hope that lost mankind has in this world darkened by hatred, strife and sin. We know in Isaiah6:5-7” Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” This was a foreshadowing of the coming hope of the anointed one, Jesus Christ, who would forgive man of all his sin.
Every person in this world feeling like they have no hope needs to reach out to Jesus inviting him into their hearts and he will touch them with the tongs of his salvation. Carrying them into the Father’s presence in hope and peace fully redeemed before his majesty. The hope that Jesus brings to the world is eternal and never fading. So remember this the next time you find yourself sitting in a darkened cave devoid of hope:” Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”