Psalm 33:18 “Behold the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope on His steadfast love,” (ESV)
On the surface this verse seems pretty simplistic, & it is. However, for us True Life Christians acting it out is harder than it seems. Take the first phrase of Psalm 33:18- “Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him.” True Life Christians are subject to any fear that plagues human beings, yet they have the only One who can spare them into a place of eternal torment. I, as a True Life Christian, want to be spared from that place, so I don’t become too enamoured with the physical. For it is the last part of that verse that says, “on those who hope on His steadfast love,” I, as a True Life Christian, want to hang on.
What am I supposed to hope for or in? “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)? The answer to what faith is hoping that Jesus Christ, to whom was here for a short bit then gone up to heaven only to return, is going to do what He promised by coming back in the rapture.
You say, “That good & all, but really? Look @ the world! Some may say that it is going to hell in a hand basket! There is no hope.” True Life Christians would agree to some extent if you take Jesus out of the picture. But as soon as you put Him in, the whole game changes just like designated hitter David Ortiz who retired as a baseball player for the Boston Red Sox or the football quarterback Tom Brady who plays for the New England Patriots. There’s something about those guys that makes you want be on their team because their winners.
Would you like to be on a winning team? This is an open invitation that stands for all time to become part of True Life Christians. First, you have to accept what Jesus Christ did & is doing for you; then you have to see the error of one’s ways & continually ask for forgiveness from your heavenly Daddy, & live as James 2:14, 17 says, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have any works? Can that save him? So faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” For if you do this, you will have angels & True Life Christians cheering for you! As Psalm 33:18 says, “Behold the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope on His steadfast love” (ESV).
If you decide to make this dive, here’s a YouTube video by Steven Curtis Chapman and DC Talk that I think will help: