psalm 19 [conclusion]

praise, worship, God, prayer,

Written by Mark Lafler

B.A., Global University; M.C.S., Regent College I am currently serving as a youth minister at our church in Sarasota, FL. I am married to Tera (15 Years +) and we have 3 beautiful daughters.

September 5, 2012

Note: This post is part of a series exploring Psalm 19 ~ Overwhelming Trust.

So, what about us?  Are we able to declare (now, today, at this time) that same declaration of overwhelming trust?  Do we truly believe that God holds the very threads of creation in his hands?

Do we live as if the law of the Lord was perfect, pure, and priceless?  Do we truly believe that if we follow the law of the Lord that we would receive all of these benefits?

Do we confess our sins to God as if he were truly the only one that can do something about them?  Do we ask God to let our words and our meditations be acceptable to him?

Are we able to declare openly yet personally, “God is my rock and my redeemer?”  Most of us, if we are truly honest, would answer these questions on all sorts of different levels (or at different places along the Christian pilgrimage).

Today, we should be encouraged by our text.  Knowing that God is in control of what seems to be the most impossible and difficult situations.  The God who created the entire universe is certainly still in control today.

This God has laid out for us how to live right before him in his Holy Scriptures.  He has also given us the Holy Spirit to bring about his work within us.  We should be encouraged to more deeply trust his pure, right, and perfect word.

God is the God who listens to our prayers.  He is the one and the only one who can forgive us of our sins and help us to be acceptable in his sight.  Who else can we trust?  There is no other!  We, like David, should declare with such overwhelming trust and such deep personal conviction, “O LORD, my rock and my redeemer” (19:14; ESV).

Are there areas in our life or in our world where we feel that God is not present or lacks control?  Look to the God of creation and trust in him for he is the rock that does not change.

Are there areas in our life where we are unsure of what to do or where to turn?  Do we lack guidance and need direction?  Look to the law of the Lord and trust in his word for he is the redeemer of life.

Do we have areas of insecurities or a feeling of unworthiness before the Lord?  Look to the God who hears prayers and forgives sins for he is the God who gets personal with his creation.

Let us declare along with David that God is “MY rock and MY redeemer!”

1 Comment

  1. Sandra Heska King

    “Knowing that God is in control of what seems to be the most impossible and difficult situations.” That’s a truth to cling to. I’ve really appreciated this study, Mark. Thanks!


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psalm 19 [conclusion]

by Mark Lafler time to read: 2 min