I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth — praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.(Psalm 40:1-5; To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.)
Trust In The Lord
The relationship between a man of faith and the Father in Heaven is one of complete trust and confidence. David knew very well the faith a man could have in God and the blessings of serving the Lord with a spirit of praise. Trust is something that is experienced. In the beginning it is assumed but time is what creates the mortar of that conviction leading one to patiently wait upon the Lord to do His work. The son of Jesse experienced trust in the Lord facing the lion and the bear and then one day a giant named Goliath. Throughout the life of David, he relied upon the will of the Father for his guide and when he tragically went astray with Bathsheba, he still trusted in the mercy and grace of God. Trusting in the Lord is not a temporary relationship. The Lord will never forsake His people as long as trust remains. When the trials of life come upon the child of God, the Heavenly Father embraces the heart with a confidence of overcoming. How many times will the Lord deliver His children from danger? David said the wonderful works of the Lord are more than can be numbered.
Trusting the Lord is knowing He will never give up on His children. Waiting patiently to allow the perfect work of the Father to show itself in our life will assure the heart that God will be inclined to hear our pleas. He is not unaware of our needs. His work will bring us from the miry clay of despair lifting us up to the security of a broad place to stand. There is nothing He cannot do. His power is so immense and so beautiful that we will lack nothing in receiving the blessings of a protective Father. Learning to trust in the only true God will bring a song of joy to our lips because we can trust in Him.
He thinks about us. That is a remarkable thing to consider. With the heavens filled with billions of stars that He named one by one and the beauty of a world that magnifies His name from the four corners of the earth; our Father considers everything about my life. God is personal. He inclines His ear to my voice and hears my cry. His blessings are so many they cannot be counted and those blessings are just what I receive from Him. He loves each of His children as if they were the only ones in the universe. Together there is not enough parchment to write or sky to inscribe the words of praise for a Father who loves us so much. With this knowledge how can we not trust in Him? His will is perfect and His way is truth. There is no man that we can trust as confidently as the Father. His thoughts are not like the thoughts of man. They are higher than the heavens and because of His majesty we can trust Him with all confidence. He is always right. His word is always true. The way of the Father will never harm us when we follow His will. Establish your steps by the word of the Lord and you will never fail to have someone you can trust. The Lord be magnified.