Tim Minge
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Truly Trusting God
Psalms 3
We can say that we trust God, but how do we show it? How does someone prove or reveal that they truly trust God in troublesome times?
Published September 2nd, 2019
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Though in the midst of great trouble, David trusted in God and showed it by praying (v4,7) and resting (v5) and looking ahead to the future (v7,8).
Psalms 3:1-8
O Lord , o how many are my foes !
O YHWH, my covenant God, I have so many enemies and adversaries!
Many are p rising against me;
They are rising up in opposition to me and attacking me,
many are saying of my soul,
and they are saying about me
q there is no salvation for him in God. Selah 1
that you, God, have abandoned me...that there is no salvation-no deliverance-for me. Selah
But you, O Lord , are r a shield s about me,
BUT! You, YHWH, my covenant God, are a surrounding shield for me. You defend me from these attacks on every side.
my glory,
You are my glory, the reason I am not afraid or ashamed because I look to you (Psa 34:5).
and t the lifter of my head.
You are the one who encourages me in this time of distress and uncertainty.
I u cried aloud to the Lord ,
Therefore, because of who I know you to be, I cried out to you, O God, in prayer.
and he v answered me from his w holy hill. Selah
And you not only heard me but answered me from your holy hill in Zion, where you rule and reign as King of the earth.
I x lay down
Then I rested, knowing that you, O God, will take care of me.
and slept ;
I literally fell asleep knowing that you were in control.
I woke again,
And I woke in the morning,
for the Lord sustained me.
because you, my covenant God, sustained me through the night. While I rested and slept, you kept watch over me and protected me.
I y will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have z set themselves against me all around.
All that is to say, I will not be afraid of the many thousands of enemies who are chasing me, surrounding me, and plotting to attack and kill me.
a Arise, O Lord !
So, Rise up, O Covenant God!
Save me, O my God!
My God, please rescue me from my enemies! I look to you alone for salvation and deliverance.
For you b strike all my enemies on the cheek;
For you are the one who will fight for me.
you c break the teeth of the wicked.
You will render my enemies powerless against me.
d Salvation belongs to the Lord ;
For it is you who saves. Salvation belongs to you, O covenant God.
your blessing be on your people! Selah
May you bestow your blessing on your people! Selah.
Psa 34:5
I am surrounded by great trouble and many enemies
But I know who you are, God
Therefore, I cry out to you, God, and am not afraid of my enemies
So, rescue me, God, for only you can save me.
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