To you, O LORD, I call;
my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit…..
Blessed be the LORD!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
The LORD is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
Comment: Yesterday’s devotional deals with the part between the break in today’s passage. David is talking to the dependable God, his ROCK. He acknowledges that in some senses he is no better than anyone else but, and herein is the big difference, he is calling out for God’s mercy. And he shouts out in joy because of the proffered forgiveness and mercy. He is ecstatic and his delight is beyond personal joy as God is seen as faithful to all those who are truly His people. They are now God’s heritage and He will shepherd and carry them forever! What joy!
Prayer: Even when I falter, You are faithful. Thank You, Father God.