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The dictionary defines “confide” this way: “To disclose private matters in confidence”, “To give as a responsibility or put into another’s care; entrust”. David begins his psalm in this manner, “To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God” (Psalm 25:1-2 NIV). David trusts in his God and is willing to confide his most precious possession to Him, his own soul. David confides to his God what is in his soul because of his absolute trust that not only will God listen to what he is saying but God will also act upon what He hears.
David is in some kind of trouble, “The troubles of my heart have multiplied” (Psalm 25:17 NIV). He speaks of “my affliction and my distress” (Psalm 25:18 NIV) and “my anguish” (Psalm 25:17 NIV). He tells God he is “lonely and afflicted” (Psalm 25:16 NIV). David is under attack, “See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me” (Psalm 25:19 NIV)! And they seem to have the advantage over him because he is trusting that God, “will release my feet from the snare” (Psalm 25:15 NIV). Then David gets more personal with his God as long as he is unburdening his soul and entrusting it to God he lets everything out and asks for forgiveness. “For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great” (Psalm 25:11 NIV). Not just forgive my sins forgive my great sins! David is literally baring everything that is within him before God and is this worthwhile?
We are assured that when we are open and honest and trust in God then “The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them” (Psalm 25:14 NIV). When we confide in God, God confides in us. He will tell us what He is about to do. God told Abraham, “Then the
LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do” (Genesis 18:17 NIV)? Then out from God comes this really terrific promise for Abraham, “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him” (Genesis 18:18-20 NIV).
Child of God – Jesus told us, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15 NIV). Paul tells us, “And He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ” (Ephesians 1:9 NIV). We should never think or believe that God wants us kept ignorant of His will for us. To the contrary God more than wants us to know His plans for our lives so that we might pray in alignment with His will. Let us put our soul in His care and trust Him to bring about all that we need in our lives.
Lord, help me to understand what your will is for my life. And help me to be able to embrace it with love and dedication. And prepare my heart for the future. Amen.
If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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