Psalm 28

This is an exciting Psalm. David, while in agony, understood where his peace and protection come from. He knew that no matter what he was facing, he could cry out to the Lord and he had the expectation that the Lord would listen and respond.

This year we have seen deplorable things occurring in our nation. People hating people. Illness and disease. Political unrest. The list seems endless of the trials and tribulations we are currently facing as individuals and as a nation. David’s answer was to seek the Lord. His answer was to lift his hands and cry out to the Lord.

I’m pleading with you, Lord, help me! Don’t close your ears to my cry, for you’re my defender. Psalm 28:1a

Can’t you see me turning toward your mercy seat as I lift my hands in surrendered prayer? Now, Lord, please listen to my cry. Psalm 28:2

And while David didn’t immediately see a way out of his circumstance, he did know that the Lord would hear and answer. We too can have that confidence as we reach out to the Lord and seek his face. So let’s say with David:

May your name be blessed and built up! For you have answered my passionate cry for mercy. You are my strength and my shield from every danger. When I fully trust in you, help is on the way. I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise! I will sing songs of what you mean to me! You will be the inner strength of all your people, the mighty protector of all, the saving strength for all your anointed ones. Keep protecting and cherishing your chosen ones; in you they will never fall. Like a shepherd going before us, keep leading us forward, forever carrying us in your arms! Psalm 28: 6-9

No matter what you are facing, you can FULLY TRUST the Lord. He is our strength. He is our protector. So lift his name in praise and watch him work in your life.

Scriptures quoted from the Passion Translation