Sunday Devotional: Psalm 71:1-8

“In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
From birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
    you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendor all day long.” (Psalm 71:1-8)

This portion of scripture is another of David’s writings.  Throughout many of the Psalms, David writes and sings about God’s faithfulness.  He praises the Lord for being his hope and salvation.  He knows that the Lord is the one who is able to deliver.

David went through good times and bad.  He was a part of great victories and he suffered heartbreaking losses.  Yet through it all He relied on the Lord.  May we have that kind of faith.  May we have that trust in the Lord that He will deliver us through our sufferings and hardships  May we have that kind of praise of the Lord in giving thanks for what He has done in our lives.  May be, like David, be a sign to all those around us about who God is and what He has done.

This week let us take refuge in the Lord.  Let us have our mouths filled with praise.  And let us be that sign to many that God is faithful, He is loving and that He delivers.

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