Fully trust in God
Thoughts from Psalms 28 & 29 in the Passion Translation
David lives a life of continually crying out to and praising God. Chapter 28 begins with David making a personal cry for help. David gives God the glory for all that He has done in verse 6. I love verse 7 in this Chapter, “You are my strength and shield from every danger. When I fully trust in you, help is on the way. I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise! I will sing songs of what you mean to me!” Are you fully trusting in God? Do you 100% believe that He will provide the help you need? When we completely submit and rely on God, then praise like David will spring out of us. Ecstatic, passionate praise! Keep pressing in ladies, and get to that place with God.
Something else that stands out to me about this Chapter is that David begins with thinking about his own life, but by verse 8 his focus has changed to a concern for people. How many of us get stuck focusing on ourselves and our own lives instead of thinking about others? David says that God will be the inner strength, mighty protector, and saving strength of all His people. God doesn’t just give His people strength, He becomes their strength. We don’t ever have to rely on our own abilities, but we need to continually trust God to give us exactly what we need, to do what He wants us to do. God will keep leading us forward (vs. 9) and will forever be there to carry us! He is our constant sustaining presence that we need. What is it that you are needing in your life? Ask God to carry you through it, because He will!
Pray this prayer today:
God, thank You that You are everything I need in my life. You never ignore me because You are my defender. I lift my hands to You, God, completely surrendered just like David. See my heart and know that I adore You and worship You. I want everything I do in my life to bring Your Name glory. I want Your Name to be built up by every choice, action, and thought in my life. Help me to get to that place. God, I fully trust You and I never question Your plans for my life. I know that You will provide help when I need it. Pure, passionate praise for You flows out of my life, because I see Your goodness. Every day I lift up Your Name in thanksgiving. Thank You, that You are the strength that each and every one of us needs. You protect us and cherish us. We love You so much, and I am so grateful that You carry each one of us! Amen.