Ever felt like evil people around you always get the breaks? They do whatever they want, break all the rulles, and still get what they want. You try to be good and all you get is trouble and misery? Then here’s a song of encouragement for you. In Psalm 37 David reminds us about the temporary “wins” of those who oppose God. And he contrasts it to the eternal wins of the righteous.
Near the end of the song, David declares that “those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land,” while the wicked have no future. There is a blessed future for those who hope in heaven . . . and wait . . . and trust.
It’s not easy to refocus our hope on eternal wins, especially while the world throws in our faces the wonders of temporary things. We have a great hope in heaven, but we have to wait for it. We have to endure. The reward comes later, not immediately. And that runs contrary to our right-now-reward culture. Take a moment to recalibrate your hope, focusing on the long-term promises of heaven. Remind yourself that it’s worth the wait.
Heaven is the only true, substantial hope that never fades and won’t fail. Those who hope in other things inherit nothing. Those who hope in the Lord have a future.