READING: 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalms 1-2, 33, 127, 132
“May your faithful love rest on us, Lord, for we put our hope in you.”
God made all things, and He rules over them all. He made the heavens “by the word of the Lord” and the stars “by the breath of his mouth” (Psa. 33:6). He also rules over all things; “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart from generation to generation” (Psa. 33:11). He sees all things, knows all people, and “considers all their works” (Psa. 33:15). His word is right, and “all his work is trustworthy” (Psa. 33:4). He is the one and only powerful, creative, and ruling God!
And . . . this magnificent God loves His people. He is not some being who keeps His distance from His created world; rather, “the earth is full of the Lord’s unfailing love” (Psa. 33:5). He knows our hearts, and still He loves us anyway. He is a righteous and just God, yet He “keeps his eye on those who fear him—those who depend on his faithful love” (Psa. 33:18). When I meditate on all these thoughts, it’s easy to understand why the psalmist concluded this psalm with these words: “May your faithful love rest on us, Lord, for we put our hope in you” (Psa. 33:22).
Think about this truth: God’s faithful love rests on us. When we face health struggles, His love rests on us. When financial difficulties surround us, His love rests on us. When we can’t sleep at night, His love rests on us. When our children are wandering, still His love rests on us. When it seems like He’s not listening to our prayers, we can keep trusting that His love rests on us. And, should we face death today, His love rests on us into eternity.
He is still “our help and shield” (Psa. 33:20), and we can rejoice in Him.
- Ask God for faith to trust His love today.
- Even if life unexpectedly gets hard today, rest in Him.
PRAYER: “Thank You, God, for your faithful love.”