By Brooke Holt
“My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:5–8)
Have you ever felt like your life is a roller-coaster ride? Your emotions lurch between challenges, uncertainties, and threats—while you hold on for dear life. At the same time, the opportunities for change can be thrilling.
In Psalm 63, David has been on his own crazy journey. But as he ran from King Saul and faced incredible hardship, David didn’t describe himself as holding on for dear life. Instead, he wrote about the joy of being held by God. David could have whined, questioned, and complained to the Lord about his circumstances. But instead, David chose to seek the Lord, to worship him, and to trust the Lord’s faithfulness. In his trials and tribulations, David found that his soul was satisfied by the Lord.
David’s response models faithfulness to us and what it means to be a man or a woman after God’s own heart. As David meditated on the truth of God, he found safety and help “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy” (v. 7). What a beautiful description of safety. David rested in the shadow of the Lord’s wings; he trusted in the Lord’s “righteous right hand” (Psalm 48:10; Isaiah 41:10).
That sense of being held and sustained allowed David to trust God’s power and purpose for his life. If God called David, if God anointed David to be king of Israel, then God would make the way for David in the wilderness.
What can we glean from David’s example? Personally, I am inspired to let go and trust the one who holds me and all the circumstances of my life. Many things are out of my control, but I know that God is good, that he loves me, and that he will never let me go. The same is true for you!
May we choose to look to him, cling to him, and find the rest and assurance that come from being held fast by the right hand of our God and Father.
Spend some time in prayer today, asking the Lord to show you the assurance and safety you are seeking in Him. Search your Bible for verses that praise God’s “right hand” and meditate on the truth of God’s Word. What qualities assure you that God will never let you go? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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