Today’s Verse: Psalm 143:8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. NASB
I love reading the Davidic Psalms. He is so gut-wrenchingly honest with God it is difficult to read them at times. Here, David is trying to resist going to a dark place of pessimism and despair that his circumstances seem to destine him. He uses words like “persecuted my soul”, “crushed my life to the ground”, “spirit is overwhelmed” and “heart is appalled within me”. We all face times like that sooner or later in our lives. David does not however let his countenance be crushed for long. This is the formula that we must remember as we struggle in difficult circumstances. David remembered back to good things God had done before. He forces himself to feel again the lovingkindnesses extended from a loving God. He calls out that God would speak to him in the morning. He pledges his trust to Him who is trustworthy. He asks God to guide his steps all the day. And then those precious words, “For to You I lift up my soul.” Can you sense within you the feelings he is expressing? Can you sense the joy as he lifts up his very soul to God. What refreshing God will give those who would approach Him with such trust. Have you raised up your soul to God lately? It is good.
May God bless your heart as you seek His.