"But I have trusted in Your mercy..."
Day 96 – Psalm 13
“But I have trusted in Your mercy…” Psalm 13:5a
WHEN GOD REMAINS SILENT
We are not told that God necessarily answered the questions that David raised up! How should one respond when God does not respond as hoped for? Let us ponder the profound response that David made.
“But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
1. Choosing to Trust
David chose to trust even if answers were not forthcoming.
2. Content of Trust
a) In God’s mercy
This was something that David appealed to frequently in prayer.
i) In God there is a multitude of mercy (Psalm 5:7).
ii) A strong basis for prayer (Psalm 6:4)
b) In God’s salvation (deliverance)
David had numerous experiences of God’s deliverance (salvation).
i) “Salvation belongs to the Lord” (Psalm 3:8a).
ii) There is every reason to hope in God’s salvation (Psalm 9:14).
iii) God’s salvation is always “bountiful” (Psalm 13:6).
3. Consequence of trusting the Lord
a) Rejoicing (Psalm 13:5b)
The heart may indeed rejoice in God’s salvation.
i) In Hope
ii) In fulfillment of that Hope
b) Singing to the Lord (Psalm 13:6a)
This is the appropriate outward expression of what the heart feels towards God!