PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 25
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.” (Psalm 25:1)
David is pleading for God’s help BECAUSE he trusts God.
He is reaching out to God over the gap, jumping into his arms.
He’s taking a chance, will God catch him, will God help him?
“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame.” (Psalm 25:3)
Belief, faith, trust, confidence – all these words mean the same thing.
It means rejecting my fear and trusting my Father, even if its uncertain.
There are things happening right now that are making each day uncertain.
Do I trust that God is with me in this, that God will guide, or catch me?
This is where faith is, not just in reciting a creed or professing my faith.
I believe in my head that God is at work in my life for good.
I believe in my head that God will not abandon me, even if I struggle.
But will I believe it with my heart, with my life, with my words, with my actions?
God is good, reliable, wise… more than anyone else God deserves my trust!
Today again I jump into the unknown, trusting that God’s hands will be there to catch me.
Lord, I believe in my head, but I need help trusting in my heart. I choose to jump towards you, I’m trusting You to catch me.
“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” I think this is amazing – just like God confided in Abraham and he pleaded with God for the people of Sodom – in the similar fashion but through the HS God confides in His people – we may forgive and bless people – and share the way – but God also enlightens us so that we may be used to bless others and protect them from harm/danger. Just thinking of Paul on the sinking ship – we are given insights that can be used to save others.- praying for them, providing healing Balm. Often I don’t realize it but when I look back I can see it.
As a small child trusts his father to catch him when he says jump, I too need that child like faith of trust of my Father. ‘Follow me,’ He says. I need to walk in His way each day, walking in His SonShine, in all I do and say. I need to follow His leading and guiding. He is the wind beneath my wings carrying me where I need to go. I am not my own but belong to Him. He is my refuge and strength.
1 God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
therefore, although the earth remove,
we will not be afraid:
2 Though hills amidst the seas be cast;
though waters roaring make,
and troubled be; yea, though the hills
by swelling seas do shake.
3 A river is, whose streams make glad
the city of our God;
the holy place, wherein the Lord
most high hath his abode.
4 God in the midst of her doth dwell;
nothing shall her remove:
The Lord to her an helper will,
and that right early, prove.