But I trust in you, O Lord…


Psalm 31:9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. 10 For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away. 14 But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” 15 My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. 16 Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. 

David, the writer of Psalm 31, is an interesting character. He has very high highs and very low lows. This passage is obviously a low point, “my bones waste away”. Maybe David was a bit of a drama queen. That said, I always appreciate David’s deep faith in the midst of his troubles, “But I trust in you, O Lord…”

There are certainly times in life when trouble and distress seem to come from every side. I have felt this recently. There are days when it’s hard to have hope that things will get better. Scripture makes no promises that life will turn around for us. But scripture DOES make it clear that, good times or bad times, the Lord is with us – and that life eternal is ours through Jesus. So I’m holding on to that promise this morning. Whether or not present circumstances improve, we belong to the Lord forever. Amen.

2 thoughts on “But I trust in you, O Lord…

  1. Cheryl D Valentine

    Dear Pastor Ernie, this devotional was so beautifully said. I am so sorry for your troubles and distress that you are going through currently. I like to read Isaiah 41:10 and knowing the Lord is always there for us when I am weak and He gives us His strength.
    Praying for you and your Family.

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