Sometimes we think that God will leave us alone at the most difficult time we have, but it is not so because God is always around us to take care of us, to strengthen us.
God will not abandon us, but He sometimes allows difficulty in our lives to teach us that we will not be safe if we are far from Him, and through these difficulties we can know the Lord more.
I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
David did not give up despite the trials that he were going through, but he kept going forward, he knew that God had not left him alone at any time. The psalmist David was a man who believed in God to the fullest, he knew that the Lord did not leave him alone at any time.
Every day we must be trusting in the Lord, believe in Him, because He is our helper, has mercy for each one of us, is faithful in everything.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
How good when we are confident in our good shepherd that is the Lord, it is good that if we are having a difficult time we believe in God, He is our sustenance, He takes care of us, He is our security, the source of peace that runs through all our interior.
David felt supported by the strong Rock, his heart was glad of the wonders of God, his soul was full of joy, and every day he lived trusting in the Lord.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Let us trust in the Lord every day, give Him glory, for all His wonders in our lives, let us guard for the Lord, let us serve Him alone.
God will not abandon you
King David, as he was closer to the Lord and waited for Him, experienced how his soul was comforted by the spiritual warmth of the Lord. He puts it this way: “my heart is glad, my soul rejoices, my flesh shall rest in hope”
What a wonder to be so close to the Lord and feel his comfort, his rest…!
Surely none of us is so blessed as the psalmist David was. He was only a man, a sinner, but his soul waited for the Lord. He prayed to the Lord and said:
“Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.” (Psalm 16:1)
Truly he had all his trust in the Lord because many times he had received his help, in all battles against his enemies, and He had taken care of him.
David had honored God, and he cheered up in the Lord dancing behind the Ark of the Covenant, rejoicing with the Lord among the people of the town. He prayed to the Lord every day of his life. He loved the Lord in truth.
Inspired by the Spirit, he could write about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his Lord, our Lord, when he wrote:
“For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.” (Psalm 16:10)
In fact, we can trust in the Lord’s love and his care for his people, for he has looked after us and helped us during all our lives. We were in his thoughts from the beginning, and he wrote down our names in the book of life (Revelation 3:5).
And here’s another marvellous thought: that the children of God are his inheritance
“For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.” (Psalm 94:14)
Let’s rejoice and be glad as we think the Lord will help us in our needs if we trust on Him and do not neglect our duties as children of God.
May His name be praised