Psalm 11: Trust in The Lord, In All Situations

Psalm 11 is a song written by David to God. In the Psalm, I get a lot of vibes from the book of Job, especially in the first few verses.

Often we will go through trials in our lives, and we beg God to move in them, but our timing is seldom his. And on top of that, we sometimes have friends like Job and David.

We must ally ourselves with people who trust God more than we do. And it seems to me the people David and Job had around them felt that God wouldn’t act.

The people you have around you will help propel you, or they will anchor you. Yes, you can fight their bad advice off, but that takes a lot of energy, and when you’re trusting in God, you need to stay focused and keep moving.

Psalm 11

It helps when you have a friend who prays with you, instead of telling you the stark reality of a situation. Think of Psalm 121. It’s about finding your help in God.

The Psalmist is literally begging God to show up on his behalf, and I always picture a battlefield with an exhausted army about to be overcome.

If you’re in that situation, do you want people screaming in your ear it’s hopeless? Or do you want God to do what he said?

Where will you place your trust?

Psalm 11: For the choir director: A psalm of David.

I trust in the Lord for protection.
So why do you say to me,
    “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
The wicked are stringing their bows
    and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows
    at those whose hearts are right.
The foundations of law and order have collapsed.
    What can the righteous do?”

Psalm 11:1-3

Psalm 11 brings about some good points. In the current world, the wicked get away with a lot. We see politicians and our neighbors committing evil constantly. But we never see them get judged.

Because of this people fall into more evil because they believe God doesn’t care, and they won’t be punished. Or worse yet, they can just ask for forgiveness.

However that’s not the way God works, sooner or later his judgment will come, and we will all receive the rewards for our actions.

Repentance

I’m terrified of this because I’ve done some evil things in my life. However, I’m also excited, because I know that I’m covered under the blood of Jesus. In John 14:6 Jesus states that he’s the way.

I understand my fear is something I need to grow out of. I must trust God more and believe that he loves me.

In addition to that, God is patient when dealing with those who commit evil. He doesn’t want any to perish, and he’s doing everything in his power to get them to change.

However, the choice lies in them, and if they don’t repent, they will perish.

Psalm 11: 4-7: The Righteous Judgement Of God

But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely,
    examining every person on earth.
The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked.
    He hates those who love violence.
He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked,
    punishing them with scorching winds.
For the righteous Lord loves justice.
    The virtuous will see his face.

Psalm 11:4-7

The wicked think God doesn’t exist, or he doesn’t care if he does. But they don’t realize the pain they cause him and others.

People who are wicked are only thinking of themselves and their own desires. They neglect the teachings of God and their own consciousness.

In Romans 6:23 we see that all have sinned. This means at one time each and every one of us has been doing evil. Most of us still feel the call of it too.

However the more we focus on Christ, the less we will hear the call, and even less answer it. Our Focus on Jesus is everything and living our lives with him is the most fulfilling life.

Psalm 11

Psalm 11 shows how the lord will finally punish the wicked. He doesn’t punish them just for not following him. Instead, he punishes them for their evil deeds, selfishness, and how they’ve treated others.

The wicked aren’t hopeless, instead, I like to think they need the truth. As Christians our duty is live lives above reproach, and show them a good example.

This is how we’ll show them the way back to God, and this is how they’ll find peace.

I once lived my life in wickedness, and I would’ve been punished by God if I hadn’t turned my life around. I want to give them the same chance I received.

What they choose is up to them.

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