Psalm 31:16 – Verse of the Day 8/7/13

Psalm 31 is a song of lament where David cries out for deliverance from his enemies and refuge from his troubles. As the psalm progresses the tone shifts from anguish to an expression of trust in the Lord. Although David’s circumstances were dire, he nonetheless trusted in the Lord’s promises to “preserve the faithful” (verse 23). On the basis of this promise of preservation, David here asks the Lord to save Him with His steadfast love.

God’s love is unchanging and unfailing. As you pray, thank the Lord that our relationship with Him depends not on our own strength but on omnipotence and unchanging character. Ask Him to help you to believe firmly in His love, and to prepare you for hard times when you are tempted to forget it.

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