“LORD, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me.”

Psalms 40:11 NLT


Sometimes it can feel like you are just out there without any protection. The people you thought had your back are gone and it’s just you against the world but the reality is that God will never leave you nor forsake you. Sometimes God has to cut the weeds so you can see the snakes!

May times you don’t realize that God is all you need until God is all you got!

David was feeling a certain kind of way. He found himself with a remnant of men surrounded by the paranoid King he used to serve. The armies he used to lead have now turned against him. David reminds God that all he’s ever done is to fight for what’s right and now it seems like everybody is fighting against him.

Right before your promotion don’t be surprised that you experience demotion. Right before increase there appears to be a decrease. But what God is doing in this season is a quick work. The turn around is about to happen but you have to trust that God has you covered! David spent years on the run and in a cave before he eventually became King of Israel. In the cave David prays this:

  1. God don’t hold back your tender mercies toward me! God’s faithfulness is so great that every morning I see new mercies. Every morning God hits the reset button to give you another chance to do better than the day before!
  2. Let your unfailing love… God never stops loving you. His love is unconditional. It’s not based on how good you are but rather on how good God is. A loving Father cannot deny his child. Even when he’s disappointed he can’t stop loving you. His love for you wants you to succeed and not fail.
  3. Let your faithfulness always protect me. God is faithful even when we are not. God is intentional; never failing! As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. God is faithful! “Yes!” is his default mode for his children.

Dear God,

I thank you that you have me covered! I don’t have to worry about a thing! I will walk in the grace of the day and be anxious for nothing.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen