The Gift of God’s Faithfulness
Psalm 13:3 “Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;”
[Thank you that we can cry to you in our desperation, as David did here, Lord. We can always appeal to you, knowing that your faithfulness will flow into our lives like a stream forever. As it says in Psalm 86:7 “In the day of my trouble I will call upon you: for you WILL answer me.”]
Psalm 13:4 “my enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall.”
[Even if we fall, we can stand again, firm in your faithful power, with you as our persistent Shield and Defender. I praise you, Lord Jesus, that you are our unshakable Rock, our faithful Fortress, our high Tower, our almighty Shepherd who can never to be defeated.]
Psalm 13:5 “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”
[Yes, I look away to you, Lord, and peer down the long history of your unfailing love where you–in faithfulness–answered, acted, protected, and guided your people: Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, Daniel, Jesus and Paul.
Truly we can say with David , “I will love you,
O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
my strength, in whom I will trust;
my buckler,…and my high tower.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so SHALL I be saved from mine enemies”!! Psalm 18:1-3
And so you will do for us. Thank you, Lord.