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Positive Anticipation

"Praise awaits you … to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come … You forgave our transgressions … We are filled with the good things of your house."

Psalm 65:1-4


David had faced problems. But, looking forward, he already anticipated God’s help. He had made vows and was so sure of His intervention that he knew he could depend on God. Having asked for help, he was confident that God would answer.

David realized that he wasn’t perfect and that he made mistakes. But he also knew that God would forgive him, even when he was “overwhelmed by sins” (v. 3). Special rewards and blessings await those who seek to live in His presence, as well as the promise of being filled with good things.

David could be so confident because he had seen God’s work through creation. He is “our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.” He had “formed the mountains.” He had “stilled the roaring of the seas” and even “the turmoil of the nations” (vs. 5-7).

Everywhere he looked, David found reasons to trust in God. He took care of all of nature with streams “filled with water to provide the people with grain” (v. 9). He prepared the ground for a harvest, crowning the year with overwhelming blessings and “abundance” (v. 11).

If we have any doubts, we just need to consider the glories of creation. As Jesus reminded us, God cares for every bird and flower (Matthew 6:28-29). Why would we ever worry? Commit your challenges to God. Declare your faith in Him. Don’t wait. Praise Him now!