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Today’s 333 Devotional: “From Beginning To End – Trust God”
In one of the most gut-churning Psalm written by David, Psalm 31, David is in agony. Both his mental and physical body are going through turmoil that is sapping his strength.
Listen to his words, “My eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body! For my life is spent with grief … my strength fails…my bones waste away…I am forgotten like a dead man…I am like a broken vessel.” (Psalm 31:9-12)
Yet, even in such despair and depression David knew the Lord God in whom he served. “In You, O Lord, I put my trust” (Psalm 31:1 cf. 31:6b), and “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’” (Psalm 31:14)
No matter what condition David finds himself in, from physical and mental fatigue due to his enemies or physical maladies, he always places his safekeeping into the strong and loving hands of God. God is David’s one sure defense of whom he can depend, and in whom he can find refuge and guidance (Psalm 31:3).
To solidify his total trust in God, David says, “Into Your hand I commit my spirit” (Psalm 31:5a). It isn’t by chance that these are the same words spoken by Jesus upon the cross (Luke 23:46).
Even prior to His death Jesus committed the outcome to His heavenly Father.
“O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:39)
The lesson is simple, and while it may be hard to implement it is attainable and needed for our ultimate health. No matter what is going on in our life, trust in the Lord.
Look at David ending words, “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:24)
Therefore, we can pray with confidence, no matter what life throws our direction, “Into Your hands I commit my life.”
Wednesday Evening Bible Study