“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6 (NIV)
Our text begins with the word but. This 3-letter word is an interesting word. The dictionary shows all sorts of meanings for it, depending on how you use it. In this particular case I believe it’s’ meaning could be: contrary to expectation. So David could really be saying: “In spite of my complaining and crying out to the Lord for relief from my enemies, I will trust in His unfailing love towards me.”
Will we trust Him? Will we rejoice in the salvation He has so graciously provided for us at no charge? Will we praise Him, acknowledging His goodness to us? We should. We need to. Have you ever thought of where you would be without His hand upon you? I have and it is a gruesome thought. God can survive without us, but can the reverse be said? Our lives would be chaotic at best and out of control, filled with slip-shod decisions and knee-jerk reactions. Right would seem wrong and wrong, right. We would live for ourselves and our own selfish gains. Is that really what you want? Because making that decision excludes the Lord from the conversation.
David saw the wisdom in serving God and trusting Him. There were many times that he asked God questions or even complained, crying out to Him over apparent injustices that he felt had been done to him. God understand us better than we do ourselves. We need to realize that it only takes one single word from God to alter our entire situation? Meditate on that. Realize who we‘re serving here. God is not only worthy of our love and praise simply for who He is, He’s also worthy of our trust. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!