Monday, January 23, 2012

Lord, You Are My Hope and Portion

“ The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!" (Lamentations 3:24, New King James Version)

My hope and my portion? Really? This verse was really put to the test just 2 days before Christmas. "I have something to tell you," were the words I read on my computer screen. "You didn't get the scholarship to the conference." The pity party and self-doubting had officially begin. "Am I not good enough?" "Was my essay not what the judges were looking for?" Most of all, "what's wrong with me?"

Then, this verse came to my mind. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" Do I really? He starts speaking to my heart. "Jamie, do you trust me completely?" "Yes, Lord." "Put your gift of writing into my hands." "Lord I need to be there and this is the only way." Again, the sweet voice, "Put your gift into my hands." Well, the hope and trust paid off, as it always does. I didn't get the scholarship, but I received the funds to get me to the conference! Not only did I receive what I needed, I received more than the cost of the conference. Is there something today that you desire and you're tired of the waiting game? Let me encourage you, ladies, put your hope and trust in the one who knows the big picture. It will pay off, and you'll be astounded at the results!

Father, help us all to put our complete hope and trust in You. Help us trust You even when we don't necessarily get what we want. Help us be satisfied with what you know is best for us. Amen.


  1. I'm praising Him with you, Jamie! And that verse is one of my favorites!!
    Big hugs!

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words!!!! You are a blessing! Sandra Stanford

  3. I'm with Kristi, Jamie -- love this verse, and loves that He sees the big picture and is always working things out for us!!
    Love you!!

  4. Jamie, This is a great reminder; thank you. I am trusting in the Lord right now as we wait for our home to sell. You are right - He truly is my portion! Love to you, Hester :)

  5. What a beautiful picture of goodness and grace. Not just what you needed, but even more. He is the God of bountiful blessings!

    (I'm so glad you get to go!)

  6. I'm so glad you get to go too, roomie :) We are going to have a blast. Love you

  7. I love this...needed to hear this right now. Glad you and Nan get to go!!! I am happy for you both! Love you both...Angie