As we welcome a new day and a new week knowing God's mercies are new each day we can remember that even when we walk through difficulties in life... it is so reassuring to turn to God's word to restore and refresh our souls.
It's so easy to hold onto the things that God is asking us to give Him... we try and try in our own strength and often we cling too tightly to the very thing God is asking us to lay before Him.
In our scripture from Psalm 28:7 today we find
In the midst of his deep distress David took his fearful thoughts captive and remembered Who his God truly is... "The LORD is my strength and my shield," he cries out, jubilantly. "My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped, therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him".
David went from desperate distress to exuberant praise. His spirit was swept from anguish to adoration and his confidence in God seemed to suddenly sweep his soul from bitter pleading into blessed praise.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield", is his exultant exclamation. His grace and strength is sufficient... for He is the all-powerful God. What is man that we should be fearful of him when we have the almighty strength of the eternal God as our shield ... for He is our God, and those who reverently fear Him have no need to be anxious or fearful.
"My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped", the psalmist continued. He has promised to be with us in every situation of life.. and all God wants from us is to trust His word; believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and hold fast to His many precious promises. Without faith it is impossible to please Him, but those who put their trust in Him will never be disappointed.
We should remember that when faced with tremendous difficulties we must not trust in ourselves but in Christ, Who rose from the dead; He provides us with His sufficient grace - and in Whom we have been made a new creation.
"Therefore, my heart exults", David concludes, "and with my song I shall thank Him". It is so encouraging to glorify God and sing praises to Him.. even when faced with problems and pain, for it not only lifts our heart and give hope to the soul but causes us to trust Him in our helplessness and gives great glory to our Father in heaven.
When faced with difficulties and fear, , it's time for a reset. Whenever we cling to anything but Jesus, we're the ones who lose. May He pour out fresh grace to trust Him more. May He stir up the faith we need to let go and let God. May He tilt our chin upward so we will dare to hope even before our eyes see the good ahead. Let's Open our hearts and hands and trust Him with whatever difficulties we are facing.. He's a good, good God, and He loves so very much.
Song of reflection: https://youtu.be/