Trust - Psalm 33:20-22

What follows is my next installment in my series of devotions on the word "trust". This week is on Psalm 33:20-22.


May 8, 2022


Take time to pray

Psalm 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the man

who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

or stand in the way of sinners

or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

and on His law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither.

Whatever he does prospers.


Examine

Psalm 33:20-22

30 We wait in hope for the Lord;

He is our help and our shield.

31 In Him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in His Holy name.

32 May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,

even as we put our hope in you.


From a Google search, I got the meaning of hope as "a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen." The hope in this passage (and throughout the Bible) isn't a wistful hope, but a certain hope made sure by God's promises.


Notice

About God

  • God is our help

  • God is our shield/protection

  • God causes us to rejoice

  • God is trustworthy

  • God is love

Lesson

  • Our hope in the LORD is based on trust in His promises, not wishful thinking.

  • We can trust God to take care of us and protect us.

  • Trust in God brings true rejoicing - unlike the things of this world that are temporary.


Do

Question

What am I trust to take care of me and bring me joy?


Response

  • When I am stuck in despair, I need to turn to God's Word for hope and joy. It seems easier said than done, but the more time I spend studying God's Word, the better it gets.

  • I long to be able to say I trust in God above all else and leave it there, but I am human and I find myself pulled away by the things of this world - by materialism and food - even when I know God is where I need to turn.


(Completed using the TEND method - marieldavenport.com)