The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.Psalms 28:7
David knew what it meant to trust in the Lord. He trusted in his God the moment he stood across from the giant Goliath as a little boy, fighting to save the people. He continued to trust in God as he hid for his life from King Saul. He trusted in the Lord as he took the throne and reigned as king. Even when he committed acts of sin, he trusted that God would forgive him and continue to walk with him. Maybe this is why God calls him a “man after his own heart” in 1 Samuel 13:14. In Psalm 28:7, David declares his trust and love for the Lord. He says that the Lord is his strength and shield and helps him. This is why he trusted God and was incredibly thankful for all of the things He had done throughout his life.
Do you live your life trusting God? Just like David’s life, our trust isn’t about what we have or haven’t done, but about what God can do and is doing to bring us closer to Him. It focuses on Him and how He works, not on us, and how we fail. Although David did not always stay faithful to the Lord, He continued to trust and knew that His life was better with God than without Him. Do you understand these truths as well? Praise Him and thank Him for working in your life, and continue to trust in Him every single day.
A Prayer to Remember
You are trustworthy. You have never given me one reason to doubt in your faithfulness and love for me. May I trust in you every day and know the power of walking with you. Amen