David was a wise King. Since he was wise, David knew that he was a successful king because he had always trusted God. It was David’s trust that delivered Goliath into David’s hands. It was David’s trust in God that caused him to rise through the ranks as Saul’s warrior and Son-in-law. It was David’s trust in God that carried him through the years of persecution and fugitive status.
David continued to trust God in the reuniting of Israel after Saul’s death. David even trusted God after his sin and after the division in the king’s household. David’s trust in the Lord was the common denominator in all the events his life.
We need to have that said about us as well. The ultimate eulogy for each of us would begin as “Smitty trusted God!” I do some things well, but, if I could master simply walking by faith and trusting God with every aspect of my life; then like King David, God would bless me.
I want to take each struggle and each victory and be able to lay them on the alter and allow God to be master over them. It is only at the point we release our lives to the Lord, and walk by faith that we are truly able to live abundantly. We cannot be afraid, proud, or stubborn. Instead, we need simply to model faith in our daily walks and watch God fill us and use us in ways we never dreamed imaginable!
God Bless You
In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
2 I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.