Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 27, 2016

“But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 32:8-11.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.
10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”  Psalm 32:8-11.

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“… But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.”  Verse 10.

When we trust that God is our Faithful Father Who provides all good things to us (Psalm 84:11) and Who causes all things to work together for our good (Romans 8:28) and Who instructs us in the way we should go (Verse 8), then we will be filled with peace and joy.  We will recognize more clearly and point out more often God’s lovingkindness that surrounds us. 

When we face adversity, we will trust God our Faithful Father to cause it to be for our good.  We will not need to be jerked around like a horse which does not trust its rider.  Verse 9.  We will go peacefully with joy where He leads us to go.

When we face prosperity and receive presents from the LORD, we will enjoy the presents and be thankful for them, but we will not solely rely on the presents.  We will rely on the presence of the LORD, trusting that the lovingkindness of the LORD will continue to surround us, and we will be glad in the LORD.  

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.”  Verse 11.


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