In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
Friend. Coach. Father. On this Christmas Day, when many people spend time with family, maybe we need to hear that God goes above and beyond what we’re used to in relationships. He doesn’t hold our rebellious years against us. He loves teaching us new ways of living. He confides His love and plans in our ear.
In this chapter, we see David willingly stretching out his hands before God, asking Him to be involved in the messy situations he found himself in. He admits that he’s been unfaithful, that he’s trying to adhere to God’s laws, but that he’s caught in the traps that are all around his life. This is a powerful prayer (and the theme of my life lately, but that’s beside the point)—admitting our inability to save ourselves, reminding God and ourselves of His promises and character, then receiving the love He so freely pours out on us.
I pray that our response this Christmas would be the same as David’s prayer. We freely admit we need You, Lord. We needed a Savior and You answered so perfectly. Thank You for being our Savior not just during the Christmas story, but daily being our confidant, our direction, and our comfort.