Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Fellow Christians, have you considered how weak and vulnerable you really are? Life without God and without His word would be absolutely devastating. Left to ourselves, we would have no hope in this life or in the life to come. But this is not the case for those who have come to know the Lord in truth.
It is the Lord God who sustains us according to His faithful word. Our confidence is not in ourselves. We are only able to persevere in the faith because God preserves us.
There are countless people who rest their hope on things that have no basis. They choose to believe things that are contrary to Scripture and convince themselves that it will all work out in the end. They will certainly be ashamed of what they hoped in when they come to the end of their lives.
This is not the case for God’s children. Our hope is not a baseless hope. It is firmly established in the eternal word of God. He has promised that He will sustain us. He will preserve us to the very end. While people may mock us and ridicule us for the hope that we have, we will never be ashamed. All that the Lord has promised will be perfectly fulfilled!
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.