There are so many lessons for us to learn in the Psalms. The psalmists, whether David or others, are very open about their real life situations as well as their dependence upon the Lord for strength, support, guidance, comfort, etc.
In Psalm 143:8, the psalmist makes a point of daily submitting his will to the Lord and declaring his trust in the Lord for that day. But not only is he praying asking for God’s guidance, he is letting us know that God speaks to him daily as well. “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” There’s a relationship, a two-way conversation occurring every morning when he arises.
Intimacy is a part of our relationship with the Lord; but it cannot be a one-way street. There has to be two-way communication. That small, still voice which speaks to our innermost being. Talk to the Lord. Listen intently as He allows you to hear His “lovingkindness” in the morning and anytime when you pray.
Don’t be in such a rush that you forget to “be still” and hear the voice of your Shepherd leading you step by step, day by day, causing you to know the path wherein you should walk.
Father, “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Lord, I depend upon You to lead me, guide me, and show me how to walk today. I pray that my heart be attentive to that small, still voice of Your Spirit which speaks as I learn to be still in Your presence. I love You, Lord, for Your mercies are new every morning, amen.
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