We are continuing the series on Psalm 71. I encourage you to read the whole psalm here.
Two weeks ago, I talked about David intertwining prayer requests with truth about God. Last week, I talked about God protecting us from our enemies.
Today, we’ll tackle verse 5-6:
O Lord, you alone are my hope.
I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.
Yes, you have been with me from birth;
from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
No wonder I am always praising you!
I’m going to keep this short today.
David could easily see God’s care for and protection over him throughout his life.
When I look back on some of my choices and the situations I put myself in, I too can see God’s hand at work in protecting me, even when I did not acknowledge or trust in Him.
That alone is reason to praise Him.
While our natural tendency may be to look at our circumstances in order to make sense of our lives, and our human inclination may be to wonder where God was during certain trials, let us instead choose to recognize He alone is our hope. Let us instead choose to praise Him for His faithfulness, His care, and His protection, though we may still be waiting to see those things come to fruition.