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Advent Reflection: Psalm 25

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Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!  (Psalm 25:5, 16-18, 25 NIV)

Hope is sometimes illusive. There is a moment of hope I experience when things are going well out there. The conflict is working out, the plans are succeeding, kids are doing well, the market is improving. The circumstances of my life are on the other end of the areteeter totter and I am hoping they are light.

But David brings the topic of hope in here

Guide me. Teach me.

Hope depends on me looking in here, in my heart to my willingness to be led, to be instructed, not by my circumstances but by the one who holds the universe in the palm of his hand. 

God my Savior. 

And hope doesn't have to be so fleeting, so dependent on…