But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "You are my God."Psalm 31:14(NASB)
This beautiful Psalm of David is a most graphic descriptor of the Lord Jesus Christ Who, like David, was also a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and Who, like His forefather, was also a Man who trusted in the Lord His God, and rested His soul in His Heavenly Father. Indeed, within the Psalm are some of the famous words Jesus spoke on the Cross: "Into your hands I commit my spirit."
But the Psalm is also very personal to David who talks about his physical troubles and calls out to the Lord: "Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak."
David also talks about how his enemies are treating him, even causing his close friends to see him as an object of dread. But, as in all his Psalms, David repeatedly recites the goodness of the Lord towards himself and rejoices in the loving-kindness of the God of His salvation. He records the many times that the Lord saw and responded to the accusations, affliction, and troubles that stalk his path and praises the Lord his God Who puts to flight the enemies who secretly lay snares to entrap him.
Despite the long list of adversaries that seek his destruction, the sorrows and sighing that sap his strength and the slanderous conspiracies that are plotted against him, David is able to declare: "But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord. I rejoice to say, 'You are my God.'"
The times in which we live are becoming increasingly difficult, causing the man or woman of God to cling ever closer to our God and Father. Let us rejoice in the Lord our God and proclaim with David: "I trust in You O Lord, for You are my God."
Heavenly Father, thank You for the encouragement and lessons I can lean from the beautiful pictures of Jesus that are found in the book of Psalms. I trust in You and pray that day by day my soul may rest in Christ. Thank you for being my God and my Father, my Lord and my Saviour, AMEN.