Thankful for Hope


"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." Psalm 62:5-6

Have you ever wondered where you might be if not for the Lord? How you might deal with daily life without Him by your side? How you would deal with the struggles in life without the hope we have thru Him?

I've been pondering these thoughts this week. How do people get thru life without God? Without His strength? Without hope?

Honestly, I just don't know the answer to those questions. I turn to the Lord DAILY. Some days it's little things that don't really add up to alot in the whole course of life... other days it's bigger things. Some days it's with praises and some days it's asking Him to help me keep putting one foot in front of the other. I just can't imagine not being able to do that.

So, today, I am thankful that He IS my strength and my salvation. I am thankful that He IS where I find hope... and comfort.... and everything else that I might need.

To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit
Laurie and "Women Taking a Stand".

16 Thoughts Shared:

Kristi said...

Amen and amen! I can't imagine this journey without Him. I just wanted to drop by and thank you for your sweet comments and your prayers for Rachel. We know nothing is too difficult for Him. Thank you for joining us at the feet of the Great Physician.

Rita T. said...

Hi Melanie!
Thanks for the reminder that we MUST turn to the Lord daily. I shudder to think of a life without Him. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rocks said...

Am thankful also that in HIM we have enough strength that we need :)

God bless you Melanie!

Karen said...

Great post! I am thankful that I have the Lord!

Hope you have a great week!

LAURIE said...

I cannot even imagine one day let alone one breath without Him. Thanks Melanie for sharing your grateful heart with us today! - Laurie

PS: email me at - I have a question to ask you...thanks.

Pia said...

God is EVERYTHING we need.

Barbie said...

I know so many people who know the Lord going through so many hard times right now. I cannot imagine having to go through it without Him. He is my rock and my salvation!

Denise said...

Amen my friend, well said.

Jerralea said...

Great post Melanie! I've often wondered the same thing: how do people make it without the Lord? I can't imagine it ... And how was I so blessed as to learn about Him?

Love Bears All Things said...

I agree. I don't see how they make it without Him.
Mama Bear

bp said...

This is such a wonderful post! I have wondered the same thing myself, i just can't put my mind around not having the Lord with me daily. I'm so thankful.

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie
I join you in giving thanks that He is my strength and salvation, and that I too find my hope and comfort in Him! Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

We are blessed because of Him.


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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I often wonder the same thing, Melanie; I think I've grown so used to having God in my life, I can't imagine trying to do my everyday without him. Even with him, there are seasons of struggle and confusion and tons of questions.

At the end of the day, I always come back around to the Rock, my Shelter, and Strong Tower. He is my anchor for the questions that linger.


LisaShaw said...

I can't imagine my life without HIM and it's so hard to understand how others do but it happens which is why we have to continue to pray for all who don't know HIM yet.

He is my All Sufficient One. I can't live without HIM.

Love you dear one.

Meredith said...

Right with ya sister! I've asked myself this same question about a million times. How do they do it? usually followed by a "glad it isn't me going it alone". Wonderful thing to be thankful for!