New beginnings. You know…they truly are possible. When I accepted Christ as my Savior, my life began new. The slate containing ever sin I had ever committed was wiped clean because of the blood of Jesus, and I was walking in a new life. Recently that concept of walking in new life has been overwhelming to me. I am incredibly humbled as I think about all that my God has done for me.
Even greater is the reality that while my earthly father and step-father didn’t provide me what I needed to survive in this crazy life, my Heavenly Father has never left my side. Abba…my Daddy, hears my every cry. While reading Psalm 31 this week, the image of my Daddy hearing me and caring for me truly caused my tears to well up. Oh how He loves!
There is David. He’s been struggling, weak, and aching. That David…he’s a man of mighty faith. He trusts that God will do everything He promised He would. So David calls on God. He says,
In You, O Lord, I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
Bow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of refuge,
A fortress of defense to save me. -Psalm 31:1-2
I so desire to be like David. In You Lord, I desire to put my unwavering trust. Let me never be ashamed of being your child Dear Father. Lord, lead me in Your righteous ways. Daddy…when I call, please bend Your mighty ear down to my tiny voice. Pick me up Daddy and hold me close in Your mighty arms. Be my rock and my safe place. Daddy, never let me go…for you are my salvation and my strength.
Lord hear my cries, know my heart, and put my feet on your solid ground. In Jesus name, Amen.