Detroit Tigers. Green Bay Packers. Los Angeles Lakers. These are my teams. (I know I have offended a number of my friends. I’m really sorry. NOT.). I’ve never been on any of these teams (Really?) I’ve seen some of them play. And, I’ve met some players. We often choose our team based on home town affinity, players that we like, or history of a team. For whatever reason . . . we say, “It’s my team.”
In distress and despair, David need to be reminded of his dependency and destiny. He writes, “But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God,'” (Psalm 31:14)
Burdens are relieved when we recognize to Whom we belong. Obstacles and struggles can be surrendered to the Owner of our souls. We are His and He is ours.
David identifies other incredible benefits of our new birthright with The King Immortal and Invisible. (1 Tim 5:16). God is . . .
Our Refuge. God is our defense and deliverer. His righteousness becomes our refuge. He hides, He shelters, and In Him we are never disappointed. “In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in Your righteousness deliver me!” (Psalm 31:1)
Our Rock. God is our solid foundation and secure fortress. He leads with love and guides with grace. “For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;” (Psalm 31:3)
Our Redeemer. God is our faithful redeemer . . . a redeemer Who lives. We can confidently place our life in His care. “Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.” (Psalm 31:5)
Oue Rescurer. Our enemy pursues and persecutes and God pulls us under His care. When we are lost, He finds. He saves. He ransoms. “My times are in Your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!” (Psalm 31:15)
We are His and He is ours. Be calm. Be confident. Be courageous. “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for The Lord!” (Psalm 31:24)