Center of Hope Devotion – June 24, 2021

Dear Friends,

Many of the Psalms are full of praise to God. We sometimes visualize David as peacefully strumming a harp as he quietly watches a flock of sheep grazing on a grassy slope. Psalm 13 presents a different picture.

David had doubts, troubling thoughts, and enemies. Things did not always go well for him. In the first part of this psalm, David, in authentic transparency, expressed some real concerns. He apparently had enemies who were getting a little too close for comfort. The amazing part is how, despite of the chaos around him, David made a decision to trust God.

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation (Psalm 13:5).

Everything does not always go well for Christians either. They face challenges that seem overwhelming, and do not always see a clear path through the jungle of everyday life. But God is their Source of help, and they can trust Him to get them through anything they face!

Prayer Suggestion: Father, I do not feel up to the task that is before me at times, but I have decided that I will trust You.