Verse: Psalm 31:1-5
In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

As I read this Psalm I love the trust that David has in the Lord. You get this sense as you read it that in every way David is trusting God to care for him, protect him, lead him, and deliver him. It is such a powerful Psalm that Jesus quoted it on the cross with some of his final words, “Into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

As we read this passage, I wonder if we can notice the ways that God has done this in our lives? How has God been a refuge to you? How has he protected you from being put to shame? How has he listened to your prayers? Where have you seen him come to your rescue? How have you seen him be your refuge?

Sometimes it is easy to go through our day, or our week, or our LIFE!, and not notice what God Is doing.  I think about this a lot actually: I wonder how much I miss of God’s hand in my life? I wonder how much I take for granted. I wonder how often he cares for me, leads me, protects me, and encourages me, and I just don’t even notice it?

Today, that’s the thought for this devotional: let’s notice God in our lives today. Even the small things. Let’s have a heart of gratitude for him. And as we notice how much he cares for us, maybe it will inspire us to trust him like David and Jesus did: with their whole Spirit.

Show me your ways, Lord. Show me your hand in my life. Keep me close to you God.  I want to know you more!