What Does Psalm 3:8 Mean?

Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.

Psalm 3:8(NASB)

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How frequently we take our eyes off the Lord and focus on our own mounting problems and the multitude of enemies that seem to accumulate outside our door. How often our trust in the Lord falters and we allow our hearts to fail within us, for fear of what is happening in our lives and the lives of those we love. How important to look to the Lord for our strength and rely upon Him to provide all that we need according to His riches in glory: "For His blessing is upon His people for eternity."

David was a man whose emotions fluctuated from ecstatic joy to despondent disquiet. On one hand, he acknowledged the faithfulness of God to finish the good work that He had started in his life and to fulfil all that He had promised to this man after God's own heart. But David was also too easily swayed by the immediate circumstances of his life. He was too often moved by the monumental tasks he was called upon to complete and he was too often overwhelmed by the taunting terrors that stalked his earthly pathway.

However, David learned from his youth to get his eyes off his enemies and to keep His focus on Jesus, the God of heaven and earth Who alone was his shield and buckler, and Who alone was his shepherd and the lifter up of his head. David knew that the Lord Jehovah was his rock, his fortress, and his salvation Whose blessings are upon all His people forever and ever.

When David sought to depend on his own ingenuity and might, he discovered the inadequacy of his own abilities and energy, for David knew in his heart that salvation belongs to the Lord alone and that God is our refuge and strength - a very present help in time of trouble.

Our God and Saviour is the same yesterday, today, and forever, for His promises are altogether sure, His mercies are new every morning, and His grace is sufficient for all our mountainous problems and every taunting terror. He has promised to undertake for all our immediate circumstances, if only we would cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us. Great is His faithfulness for the Lord our God is our salvation and His blessing is upon all His people throughout time and into eternity.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of David who, despite the multitude of enemies that sought his destruction, and in spite of the many trials and tribulations he was called upon to face, remained a man after God’s own heart by trusting You through all the changing scenes of his life. Help me to cast all my cares on You and to rest in Your love, knowing that You have promised to supply Your sufficient grace in all the trials I may be called upon to face. Help me to depend on You alone so that the life of Christ may be lived in me, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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