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But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6

Read: Psalm 13:5–6
Psalm 13


David lands his prayer of lament with confident trust in God’s character. He likely recalls his long history of experiencing God’s faithfulness as he composes this psalm. David kills a lion and bear in God’s strength, and later slays the giant who torments the entire army of Israel (1 Samuel 17). God spares him from King Saul’s murderous rage (1 Samuel 24). Remembering God’s character and faithfulness enables David to move from despair to confident trust. He may not have passed through these phases in one sitting, but he returns to trust over time.

We can trust God for the future as we remember what he has done in the past and on our behalf through Jesus Christ. We have an infallible hope through Christ’s life, death and resurrection. We can trust no matter what situation comes (and maybe stays) that God is good, wise and can be trusted. We can have relative hope in doctors, medicine or relational restoration. But even if those don’t fix a situation, we can have unfailing confidence in God’s good and perfect will. We have a future and hope with Christ for eternity and the promise of his presence until that day comes. Watch this video clip as Pastor Jeff Manion reminds us of God’s character shown on the cross.


Continue to build a personal prayer of lament by listing aspects of God’s character. Recall situations where you have seen his provision and presence in the past. Recount the promise of eternity you have through Christ. “God, I trust you because___________________. Thank you for being so good to me.”


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Mark 11.