For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. 1 It is surely true that I find my rest in God. He is the God who saves me. 2 It is surely true that he is my rock. He is the God who saves me. He is like a fort to me. I will always be secure. 3 How long will you enemies attack me? Will all of you throw me down? I’m like a leaning wall. I’m like a fence about to fall. 4 Surely my enemies only want to pull me down from my place of honor. They take delight in telling lies. They bless me with what they say. But in their hearts they ask for bad things to happen to me. 5 Yes, I must find my rest in God. He is the God who gives me hope. 6 It is surely true that he is my rock and the God who saves me. He is like a fort to me, so I will always be secure. 7 I depend on God to save me and to honor me. He is my mighty rock and my place of safety. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people. Tell him all your troubles. God is our place of safety. 9 Surely ordinary people are only a breath. Important people are not what they seem to be. If they were weighed on a scale, they wouldn’t amount to anything. Together they are only a breath. 10 Don’t trust in money you have taken from others. Don’t put false hope in things you have stolen. Even if your riches grow, don’t put your trust in them. 11 God, I have heard you say two things. One is that power belongs to you, God. 12 The other is that your love, Lord, never ends. You will reward everyone in keeping with what they have done.
This psalm is about hope and trusting in God.
The psalm was written by King David, a man who experienced great highs and lows in his life. He was loved at times and he was hated at times. He lived in the king’s palace at times but he also lived in a cave for a time. He acted with great honour at times but he also acted dishonourably at times.
It was from these experiences David wrote with great confidence about Gods’ unfailing love.
What David discovered was in good times or bad (v8 NIV) pouring his heart out to God strengthened him in his walk with God.
This leaves me with the question ‘do I pour out my heart to God in times of personal need?’. ‘Do I put my trust in God or (v10) do I trust wealth for my security?’
These are big questions and are not easy to answer, so how about taking just 5 minutes out of today and share with God the things that are troubling you today.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1Peter 5:7 NIV)
Thank you, God that I can come to you with all my troubles and in turn you strengthen my inner being. I ask that with the strength you give me I can in turn strength others in their time of need.
Written by David Newton