From Psalm 5
Hope from Today’s Reading:
”Let everyone who trusts you be happy; let them sing glad songs forever.” (Psalm 5:11 NCV)
I was talking to a friend the other day, and she asked me how I was doing. And, you know, you have some friends you can't give the surface-y answers. So I told her the truth—the good, the confusing, the hard, the happy, the painful.
"But let everyone who trusts you be happy," the psalmist wrote. So how does that work? If I still feel sadness or angst, if I still have bad hours and bad days, do I really trust Him?
Here's what I've found: before giving my life to Christ, the sadness, the lack of peace, the guilt and unease were my constants. I lived with anxiety deep within while waves of joy or contentment lapped and quickly passed on the surface.
But then, with Christ, at some point it flipped. My deep waters changed. Salty ocean turned into fresh, Living water. And yeah, junk still hits the surface. But I have a God to take those things to—a God who listens and understands (Psalm 5:1) and who carries my burdens away like a wave sweeping the shore.
This is the gift of trusting Him: a heart flooded with joy.