116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!
What upholds you?
What sustains you?
In what do you trust?
If you trust in your ability…
If you trust in circumstance…
If you trust in anything other than the Most High…
Then, you will miss the life of the Kingdom.
The Psalmist reveals that we are upheld/sustained by the promise of the Lord.
It is in Him that we live.
It is in Him that we hope.
The Psalmist petitioned the Lord to hold him up…
That he would be safe…
That he would continue to have regard for the Lord’s statutes…
That he would not be put in shame because his hope was in the Lord.
A true believers hope in all situations is in the Lord.
Anything else is deception.