6.16.2008

30 DoW: Psalm 31

Psalm 31
1
In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.

2
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.

3
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

4
Free me from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.

5
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.

6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
I trust in the Lord.

7
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.

8
You have not handed me over to the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place.

attribute & response:
Trustworthy. If we are to take refuge in something, it needs to be something we can count on or the effort is useless. The LORD is worthy of our trust as protector, leader, guide, redeemer. I think often we go through things in order to be able to build up that trust and really see it for all He's worth. We can trust Him with our very lives and spirits—even when He decides to pull us out of the race here.

A human companion one can fully trust is rare indeed, and even then comes up lacking by their own sin nature. I thank you, LORD, that where all else and all others fail, I can trust you without doubt.

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