The Bible Teaching Ministry of David Hocking
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Meditations in the Psalms

May 29th

Psalm 71:7-12

As we get older, we develop some insecurity that we never dreamed we had. David prays “cast me not off in the time of old age.” No one wants to feel forsaken and alone. Much of what we read about David was the direct result of being pursued by his enemies, and wondering where God is in all of this trial. But, praise God, it is in those dark times that we find the strength of God’s presence and power in new and delightful ways we had not previously understood.

  1. The refuge that the Lord became to him – verse 7
  2. The response of praise – verse 8
  3. The request from his heart – verse 9
  4. The reproach of his enemies – verses 10-11
  5. The recognition of his need for God’s help – verse 12

When people observe you going through trials, what do they see? A defeated believer who appears to have been forsaken by God OR a victorious one who is trusting in the Lord for His help?

Verse for Meditation

Verse 9 – “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, help me to trust You when things are not the way I want them to be.”

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