In you, O Lord, I seek refuge…

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Psalm 31:1 In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.

David wasn’t perfect, but he certainly trusted in the Lord. “In you, O Lord, I seek refuge…”. David doesn’t put his primary trust in councils or armies or any other human device, though there is a place for those things. He begins with God who is David’s rock, stronghold, fortress. It brings to mind for me Matthew 11:28 when Jesus says, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy-laden”. More than a plan or strategy or any other resource we need the Lord.

My track record of seeking the Lord, first and foremost, is not great. Too often I’ll trust other things and then turn to the Lord when I’m out of options. I’m not proud of that, but it’s true. That said, I want a heart like David. Lord teach me your ways. Draw me closer to you in these difficult days. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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