I’ve been stuck in the Psalms for months now. These books are a compilation of beautiful, honest prayers from David. Sometimes David’s prayers portrayed that he doubted God but the truth is, he knew the depth of Gods love, he knew His faithfulness, His compassion, and he was brave enough to embrace vulnerability.
He was honest with God, even if it hurt. He didn’t have to prove himself, pretend or perform a certain way to gain God’s approval. David had what all of us deeply desire, a confidence to show up, be seen, and remain securely wrapped in His unconditional love. He believed God’s love would not waiver no matter what condition he came to the table in. He trusted that he could be himself and still be wildly cherished.
David didn’t doubt God, he trusted God. He trusted God with his fears, insecurities, and longings. He trusted Him in the silence and in the storm. He trusted God was near and would hear his cry. Life is messy with so many distractions that veer us off course but if we remain distracted by God we’d be much more satisfied.
“I overflow with praise when I come before you, for the anointing of your presence satisfies me like nothing else. You are such a rich bouquet of pleasure to my soul.” Psalms 63:5 TPT