Trusting at all times
“Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us” (Ps 62:8).
David who wrote these words knew well how secure, a shelter in times of stress and storm, God was to him. If we recall but one instance we shall see how he has proved this. At Ziklag he had relied on God alone, and had not found Him wanting. David’s city had been burned, his property had been stolen, his loved ones had been carried away captive, his followers spoke of stoning him. What could he do? Where could he turn “David was greatly distressed . . . but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (1 Sam. 30:6).
Circumstances hardly could have been more distressing around, the future was threatening indeed, but David knew the God who had called him to His service, and stayed his heart upon Him.
“Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest,
Finding in His promise perfect peace and rest.”
And Jehovah-God intervened on David’s behalf, and “David recovered all,” and much “spoil” fell to his share as well.
So it has ever been with those who fear the Lord. He cares for His own. “In all generations” He has been their “dwelling place.” “From everlasting to everlasting” He is God (Ps. 90:1-2).
And He it is who has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Answering His comforting words we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:6). Blessed conversation this!
Our God delights in our confidence being placed in Him. It is this which David expresses in Psalm 31:19, “Oh, how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men.” He reserves His goodness for them, He works for those who make their refuge in Him in the sight of the godless around.
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