Posted: Tuesday, May 12
1 Samuel 12:1-13:23
Verse of the day:
My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! (Psalm 108:1)
I’ve known Joy for a little bit over eleven years. Eight and a half of those eleven years we’ve been married and in ministry together. With every passing year, I know her more. Since I know who she is, I can say, without hesitation, that I would trust her with my life. In other words, I trust her because I know her.
The fact is that the better you know someone, the more you tend to trust that person. That is, if the person has been trustworthy. In Psalm 101, we realize that David truly knew who God was. He had experienced God’s faithfulness and his heart was confident that God was trustworthy. Even before asking for help, David affirmed his trust in God. David exclaimed that even in the midst of trials and troubles his heart was in the right place. He was confident in God!
David knew how easy it was to worship God when everything was going well. He was also well acquainted with how hard it was to praise God in the midst of a storm. Yet, David praised God both in the good and bad times. Why? It was his confidence in God, and not his current circumstances, which caused him to praise God. David’s praise was not contingent on his circumstances. His praise to God was a natural byproduct of his deep trust in God.