Psalm 31:7 “I will be glad and rejoice in your love,”
[Your love alone is enough for joy, O God. You, heavenly Father, showed your love in sending the Savior into this violent, deadly world; you, Lord Jesus, showed your love in suffering immeasurably to save your enemies; you, Holy Spirit, show your love in working here in this fallen, twisted world to bring light to all, the elect to faith and the believers to maturity.
You all three show your love in patiently allowing us to grieve you daily as we zigzag through life, bouncing from belief to selfishness, from obedience to rebellion and back. Truly your love is great, powerful, wise, endless, enduring and wonderful. To know you is enough for joy, to be your child is more than enough reason to praise, for you are love itself.
“for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.”
[You, Lord God, are omnipresent and omniscient. You see and know the difficulties of my life, my disturbed soul, my anguished heart. And you are consistently at work bringing the healing fruit of peace and righteousness as you help me respond to your gifts of guidance and grace. May I consistently cooperate with you in belief and surrender.
Psalm 31:8 “You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.”
[Praise you, Lord Jesus, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Protector and Guide, for you brought me out of the prison of sin and self into a spacious place of love, joy and peace. And you did this because you delighted in me—against all reason, all odds, all facts–you delight in me, your former enemy, your rebellious son, your uncooperative child.
I praise you that your love is not dependent on my performance, but upon your unchanging, rock solid Character of holiness, purity, love, wisdom and mercy that triumphs over justice.
To you be endless glory and honor, Lord Jesus, for your great work of salvation, your continued work of sanctification and your future work of re-creation. May you be honored in all my responses to the little things of today as I actively trust you.