“To you O Lord, I lift up my soul, in you I trust, O my God…
Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love…according to your love remember me.”
What a wonderful plea! David knew God so well he could come before Him, trusting that God would keep His promise and provide mercy because He loved David that much. And you know what? So can we.
The soul is our mind, body and heart. It is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit when we commit our lives to Christ. David lifts it up to God, offering God his most inner thoughts, his hands and feet, and his devotion. Why? Because he trusts God with himself. He knows if he puts God in control, God will protect him, teach him and guide him. He says so later in the Psalm. It’s a great Psalm to read.
What wondrous things would be bestowed upon us if we wholeheartedly (and whole-souled) each day lifted it all up to our Lord as He once lifted himself upon a cross for us? I pray that I may surrender a little more each day to His use, and trust more and more in His mercy and love. That I can lift up my spouse, my son, my friends, my family, and those who are so lost they feel know one else is praying for them. And, I pray that I can lift myself up as well to Him each morning, forgiven, cleansed and ready to be used just like that glass I just washed and dried and put back on the shelf.
Will you pray that for you and your family as well? In today’s world, we need that. The world needs that.
“May integrity and uprightness protect me because my hope is in you.” Psalm 25:21