Man, I feel for David in this 31st Psalm. He was having a rough time. It seemed like everyone was against him...well in verse 13 it says: "For I hear the whispering of many terrors on every side! - as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life"
I think we've all felt like that many times in our lives and wondered "Where is God?" David knew... God was with him. v. 14 But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." 19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!20 In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
David was hidden in God. Things were happening to him in the natural realm but he was protected in the spirit and that protection overflowed into the natural realm.
So even when, no especially, when things look putrid, bless the Lord, for He loves you and wants only the best for you. Don't curse the one who wants to deliver you, bless Him and thank Him by faith. You'll see your circumstances change.
24Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
Are you carrying the burdens of living this life in this depressed economy. Trying to provide for your family; keeping up with mortgage, groceries, utilities, car payments, and maintenance? Are you in a job (if you have one at all) you don't like, spending more time there than with your family? Well, exchange them for Jesus' burden.
Give your cares, worries, troubles, burdens to Him and you will find rest.
"What?" you ask. "It can't be that easy?"
But it is. It's that easy. Jesus came that we might have abundant life if we just believe HIM. Not just believe in Him but believe HIM and what He says is true.
We have to change our way of thinking and speaking. We have to begin to confess our desired outcome. Say things like "I am blessed" "I have more than enough to pay my bills and to be a blessing to others" Speak the Word about your situation. Oh yeah and give Him thanks and praise. Show grace, mercy and forgiveness to your family, friends and co-workers. Love is the motivator. Because He first loved us.
So, lay your burdens down and strap yourself to His yoke. When you do, you'll find that He bears most of the weight. He said his yoke was easy and his burden was light. Make the exchange..."What's in your wallet?"