Hope in the Throng
by Meredith Bernard on November 20th, 2015

​“With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord;
I will praise him in the midst of the throng. “
Psalm 109:30

​If I never suffered a day in my life,
I would never have a need for God.
If I never had to climb out of the valley,
I would never have a need to look up for His help.
If I never knew the sour taste of affliction,
I would never know the sweet kiss of His healing.
If I never knew the stinging pain of loss,
I would never know the soothing salve of His comfort.
If I never knew the fear of failure,
I would never know the triumph of success.
If I never knew the desperation from loneliness,
I would never know the security in His presence.
If I never knew the chaos from being hopelessly lost,
I would never know the peace from being hopelessly found.
Hopelessly found. A soul hopeless without the only Hope a soul could have. I once was blind, but now I see.

It’s enough to be thankful for just this. That in my state of hopelessness, the God of Hope found me, chose me and redeemed me.

We may not choose what happens to us, but we can choose to see the Hope in the midst of it all and cling to just that when it’s all we can do.

​Today's blog post is part of our November blog series #EverydayThanksgiving
 (And originally appeared on Sweet To The Soul's fb page last year.)
​Meredith Bernard describes herself as:
I'm a daughter of the King.
 Wife to my Cattleman.
 Mama to a girl and boy.
 On a quest to find and live
 Passionate to share my faith  through words and my lens…  all for His glory.
Connect with Meredith on her blog at MeredithBernard.com

Posted in Everyday Thanksgiving    Tagged with Psalm, EverydayThanksgiving, hope


Julie Sunne - November 20th, 2015 at 6:04 AM
This is beautiful, Meredith! Thank you for sharing.
Christina - November 20th, 2015 at 8:46 AM
Gorgeous.Ty for sharing, Meredith!
Jodie - November 20th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Always beautiful words from the heart of Meredith.
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