When we trust in the Lord, He is able to give us strength. In Psalm 29:11 David says, The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. We have God’s power available to us when we trust in Him.
In Psalm 27, it is clear David was going through a trial, but he was still confident of God’s presence and protection in this life. Psalm 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. David knew God would see him through any struggle in this life and see him through to the next.
David loved being on the side of God the Father. His purpose in life was to bring glory to God in all he did. In Psalm 26:8 David says, I love the house where you live, O Lord, the place where your glory dwells. David wasn’t necessarily referring to the physical house of God, but additionally, he was talking about being in God’s will and doing what was pleasing to God. Let us all be as motivated and energized as David to be in line with the will of the Father.
David knew forgiveness of sin was a big request. In Psalm 25:11 he asks God for forgiveness even though he knew his sin was great, For the sake of your name, O Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Even in the day of David, he knew the Messiah was going to fix all this and become the perfect and final sacrifice, which Christ fulfilled. We are forgiven and free because of Christ and His love for us.
In Psalm 24 David is not confused about who is the the One who deserves all glory. In Psalm 24:10 David says, Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty — he is the King of Glory. We cannot lose sight of who is the King and who deserves glory for all that is good.
Psalm 23 is one of the most iconic of all passages of scriptures. In this Psalm David is fully submit to God and His power to protect in times of need. In the first verse, Psalm 23:1, David says, The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. There is peace and comfort in knowing God is the provider of all our needs. We may not have all we want, but we can rest assured we will have all we need.
In the beginning of Psalm 22:1 David says the same thing Jesus said on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The description of David’s suffering was very similar to the suffering Jesus would endure hundreds of years later. it was not a cry of doubt, but instead a urgent appeal for help. It is ok to ask God for help so long as we don’t doubt in His ability.
In Psalm 21 David recognizes God will receive the glory and praise He deserves. In Psalm 21:13 David says, Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might. We may not always feel as though we are winning, but God is. The victory and glory belongs to Him. Let us all hope and pray He chooses us worth to be used by Him in His perfect plan.