I read this Psalm and it reminds me of our complete reliance on God for everything. Too often, in this country especially, we fall into the deception of believing that it is we that have created all the good things in our lives.
I quote one of my favorite authors, Henry Blackby, with this sentiment that I try to remind myself of, often:
“As long as we rely on our own resources, we will never place our full trust in Him. Do not allow your wisdom, resources, talents, or abilities to prevent you from trusting Him completely and claiming the abundant life He has for you.”
A psalm of David.
1 Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3 The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.
5 Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!
7 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.