God: an Addition or Life?

Psalm 21

a Psalm of David

“Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad,
And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!
You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For You meet him with the blessings of good things;
You set a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked for life from You, You gave it to him,
Length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through Your salvation,
Splendor and majesty You place upon him.
For You make him most blessed forever;
You make him joyful with the joy of Your presence.

For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the faithfulness of the Most High he will not be shaken.

Your hand will find all your enemies;
Your right hand will find those who hate you.
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger;
The Lord will swallow them up in His wrath,
And fire will devour them.
10 You will eliminate their descendants from the earth,
And their children from among the sons of mankind.
11 Though they intended evil against You
And devised a plot, they will not succeed.

12 For You will make them turn their back;
You will take aim at their faces with Your bowstrings.
13 Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength;
We will sing and praise Your power.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and will be forever. The same “God” David put his trust in is the same God today – the one and only true and living God!

The only way a man could pen these words is if that man lived these words. David’s decision to “trust God” brought internal assurance, security, hope, strength and confidence that God gives, God withholds not, God meets, God makes, God will…and David replies back to God, “I will” too. This choice to trust in God settled everything for David. God was not an addition to David’s life; God was David’s life. No one or nothing could compare with the God of Heaven, nothing, not even being a king.    

We are centuries away from David’s life and death, but the decision is still the same – will you trust God?

A little side note: God always wins (even if you do not trust Him – sadly though, you will be the one who losses out — God doesn’t want that for you)!

What or whom will you choose?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

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