“For in You I Trust”
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” Psalm 143:8.
A man after God’s own heart, David, credited for this Psalm, speaks to every one of us struggling to live for God, which also includes Jesus while He was God in the flesh. It begins with a plea for mercy and not entering into judgment with him. Hebrews 5:7 tells us that “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.” If the sinless Christ did that, how much more should we? Then, because of an enemy pursuing his soul and appalling his heart within him, David recalls what God has done for him in the past, which makes his soul thirst for God. It is in God alone that David trusts to guide him in the way he should go. To God he lifts up his soul. Because David is known as God’s, he cries out for deliverance, for God’s Spirit to lead him on level ground, and destruction of his enemies, not for his righteousness, but for God’s Name’s sake.
Do you lift up your soul to the Lord in whom you trust?