“Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope” (Psalm 119:49)
Whatever your special need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it.
Are you faint and feeble because your way is rough and you are weary? Here is the promise — “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29). When you read such a promise, take it back to the great Promiser and ask him to fulfil his own word.
Are you seeking after Christ, and thirsting for closer communion with him? This promise shines like a star on you — “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matthew 5:6). Take that promise to the throne continually: do not plead anything else, but go to God over and over again with this — “And now, O Lord God, confirm for ever the word that you have spoken . . . and do as you have spoken.” (2 Samuel 7:25).
Are you distressed because of sin, and burdened with the heavy load of your iniquities? Listen to these words — “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25). You have no merit of your own to plead why he should pardon you, but plead his written commitments and he will perform them.
Are you afraid that you may not be able to hold on to the end, that after having thought yourself a child of God, you should prove to be a castaway? If that is your state, take this word of grace to the throne and plead it — “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you . . .” (Isaiah 54:10).
If you have lost the sweet sense of the Saviour’s presence, and are seeking him with a sorrowful heart, remember the promises: “Return to me and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 3:7) “For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.” (Isaiah 54:7). Banquet you faith on God’s own word and whatever your fears or wants, go to the Bank of Faith with your Father’s promissory note, saying: “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope” (Psalm 119:49).
This passage is quoted from Charles Spurgeon’s collection “Morning and Evening”. When our website is officially launched we hope to provide our own “Thought for the Week”.