July 8, 2022

Paulina De La Fuente
“May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame. But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!” But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.”
Psalm 40:14-17

So far, the biggest thing I’ve learned from the “Songs of Jesus” series has been the importance of being honest in our relationship with God. I see David’s example here in Psalm 40 and last week in Psalm 139 of how he allowed for his authentic thoughts and feelings to be shared in his private prayers to God. David was persecuted in ways that I will hopefully never know personally, and his desire for justice is understandable. And yet, we see his example in taking his desires and struggles straight to God, the only one who is perfectly just and all-knowing.

How good are you at taking everything straight to God? I know personally that’s an area God’s been convicting me to work on right now. Reminding me time and time again, how quickly I go to other sources or outlets, instead of straight to Him. How much better would my peace of mind and even conversations with others be if I filtered all my thoughts and feelings authentically through God first.

Thank you God that you even think of us. That you’re a very present help in time of need. You have delivered us from the punishment of our sin and you continue to deliver us from our struggles and difficult life circumstances. You are great and You are always perfectly on time. We trust You in all things.