How often we conclude that all hope is lost

Psalms Bible Background

Old Testament: Psa 31.21–22

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 31–33 on July 20, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Have you thought that something wrong with your body might lead to your death? Have you concluded in a situation that there was no hope and you did not know what to do? Whatever your fears have been, I think that David knew well from personal experience:

Blessed be the LORD,
For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!
For I said in my haste,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.

– Psalm 31.21–22

David learned that he had made the wrong conclusion, that what he thought was hopeless, truly was not, but the Lord delivered him, just as the Lord delivers us daily.


  • Do you thank the Lord after he has brought you out of a difficult event?
  • Did you pray to him about the matter, asking for his help?

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