Psalm 116:1-2 says, “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live."
In this Psalm David didn’t say that he loved the Lord because he got everything he ever asked for or because things were going really smoothly in life – no, he said he loved the Lord because he trusted and believed that the Lord was listening and in that, the Lord would work in his sovereignty to protect and provide for him. David then goes on to say these words:
“Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Our God is merciful. The lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.” Psalm 116: 5-7
David is calling back to mind who the Lord is, what He has done and reminding his soul that the Lord is still trustworthy. David isn’t waiting for the feeling or the sign that his problems are over, instead, he is choosing to rest in the truth that the Lord moved in his life before and will move in his life again.
I wonder how many of us today need to take a moment to call back to mind the truth that God hears us and is still trustworthy. I know for me that has to be a daily thing or else it is so easy to get consumed by my own thoughts and feelings. Wherever you are and whatever you’re facing today- take a few moments to remind your soul of the truth of who our God is. He hears you, He is for you, and with you always.