Daily Devotions


Day 230

Psalm 31:1a "In You, O LORD, I put my trust..."

Day 230 – Psalm 31

“In You, O LORD, I put my trust…” Psalm 31:1a


“To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.”

We have a regular superscription where David is named as the author of the psalm. This psalm reflects regular features found in the Davidic psalms. However regularity of features does not mean that the author was merely following a formula for writing. Each and every psalm reflects deep and honest musings of the psalmist.


Psalm 31 commences with a declaration of trust in the Lord.

“In You, O LORD, I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.”
Psalm 31:1

1. “In You, O LORD, I put my trust”

David often writes about his trust in the Lord. What may be observed about David’s declaration of trust in God? Three things may be highlighted:-

a) There is openness.
b) There is clarity.
c) There is firmness.

2. “Let me never be ashamed”

What are the implications of trust in the Lord? David ventured this thought- that he would not be “ashamed”! The following features may be considered:-

a) Trust in the Lord is not in vain.
b) Trust in the Lord would never be marked by disappointment.
c) Trust in the Lord would always have a positive outcome.

3. “Deliver me in Your righteousness”

Complications in life must never be ruled out. Problems must be expected. These challenges of life must teach us to cry out to the Lord in prayer and in full trust in Him.

a) It is wise to plead for Divine deliverance.
b) It is wise to exercise trust in the Lord’s righteousness when prayer is offered.