Friday, February 2, 2007

Glad Hearts

"I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices." Psalm 16:8-9

In psalm 16, David demonstrates the type of relationship he has with God; he shows us where he stands, where God stands, and the consequences of maintaining such a relationship. David allows God to be fully in control of his life, placing God in the position of the right-hand man, as well as the One to go before David in all situations. As a result, David's heart is "glad".

Allowing someone else to make a decision for us dictates vulnerbility and fear. For some reason, we think we are capable of making the most reasonable decisions on our own behalf. Ironically, we don't always know what's best for ourselves. And yet, the idea of giving up the reigns is hard because we don't like giving up control.

However, by allowing God to go before is the best choice. Even though it feels like we're losing control over the situation, our trust in God's ability and wisdom is actually securing the most infinitely perfect control possible. As a result, we can be assured that everything will come together for His will, and our hearts can be glad.

Dear God,

I want a glad heart. I want to be liberated from any fear or anxiety I have. Please help me to give up my hold on these ridiculous events in my life; I can't mend them; I can't erase them; I can't do anything. However, I want to trust that You will take care of everything in Your time.

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