Psalm 22:4 “In you our fathers put their trust;”
[Throughout the history of Israel with Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David and Daniel, you were the One they could depend on. They turned to you and were saved in and through their difficulties.]
“they trusted and you delivered them.”
[This describes what you desire: a partnership with your children. We are to trust, then you act. Without our joining you in trust, there is no certainty of getting answers. As it says in Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him….” Without that trust, joy and peace won’t come.]
Psalm 22:5 “They cried to you and were saved;”
[Trust is demonstrated by crying out to you first, not seeking answers elsewhere. If we trust in ourselves, or others, or circumstances, or luck, God waits, allowing us to suffer the consequences of our poor decisions so that we might come to ourselves and turn to Him in trust.]
“in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”
[You, the faithful One, always come through in the right way and at the right time, which is often very different than what we would like you to do and when we would like you to do it.
As it says in Psalm 46, “God is with her [Jerusalem then, now He is in us], she will not fall, He will save her at break of day.” We would like help before it gets dark instead of having to wait through the whole cold, long night—but you act at the right time and we can praise you while we wait.]
You, O Triune God, are our unfailing Rock, our unassailable fortress, our undefeatable deliverer. When the darkness closes in, when pain and sickness come, when disappointment dominates and failure flows, you are there, making sure we have enough grace, that we can move through in faith, giving you great glory in trust.
Praise you for these opportunities you give to fulfill the purpose for which we were created: giving you glory, honor and praise. And the greatest way to do this is through praise and trust before we get any answers, rejoicing in our weakness and your greatness, in our difficulties and your power.
As you said to Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Then Paul said, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weakness so that the power of Christ may rest on me.” He embraced his weakness, realizing it was partnering with you.
I praise you now for all you are doing in the unresolved things before us, for your perfect timing, help, protection, deliverance and guidance that will come. I see none of this now, but know that you will provide at just the right time. Praise be to you forever and ever for all you are doing and will do.