Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trust Him and He will Deliver You! - July 30th, 2011

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
And the LORD shall help them and deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.
Psalm 37:39-40

History and Context:
This is another psalm of King David. David knew what trouble was; he also knew what it meant to trust in the Lord. The most popular story of David shows him running to fight a giant who everyone, including the king, was terrified of, simply because he trusted the Lord. He was a man of war, constantly defending the Israelites from enemies, and would always claim the Lord's protection. This was a man who knew what it meant to trust the Lord and knew what it meant be rescued by Him.

The Text:
The message of the text is simple and encouraging. If you are in trouble, the Lord will give you strength and He will deliver you. This has two conditions according to this text. One is that you are righteous, which the blood of Christ has made all who accept it righteous. The second condition is simply that you trust Him. In fact, according to David, it is because of your trust in Him that He will deliver you and give you strength in the time of trouble. It is interesting that David first says that the Lord will give strength in the time of trouble, before he says that the Lord will deliver. This shows that the deliverance is not always immediate. Sometimes the Lord will give us strength first as we fight for our deliverance. But there is a promise that He will deliver us.

The Challenge:
Trust Him! As I said before, that is the only thing required from us, that we trust Him. No matter what is happening in your life, if you trust Him, there is a promise that the Lord will give you strength, and that He will deliver you.

The Prayer:
Lord, I trust you! I trust you to deliver me from these trials. I thank you fro giving me strength to endure and I trust that you will bring deliverance. In Jesus' name, Amen!


  1. I have found trusting God is key to a Christians walk. Great insights.

  2. So true! It is so easy to get caught up in trying to trust our own strength and ability, but Godwants us to put our full trust in Him.