Daily Bible Reading “Trust In the Lord” (Psalm 71:1-12)

Psalm_71-1Trust In the Lord

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 71:1-12. The Psalmist begins this Psalm saying, “In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust.” He asks God to deliver him from the hand of the wicked. He says, God is his hope and has been his trust since he was young.

He declares that God is his refuge. He asks God to help fill his mouth with praise for God. Notice this Psalm is written when the author is older, because he says, “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.”

He also said in verse one, “don’t let me be put to confusion.” Sometimes, as people get older, they get confused and don’t know what to expect. The Psalmist was asking God to keep him strong in his faith even as he grew older, and help him to always praise God for everything. What is your prayer for your old age? One of my prayers would be to be healthy and the other is that I would remain faithful to Him all the days of my life.

Proverbs 3:5 tells us, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” We need to put our past, present, and future in the hands of God and trust Him to direct our paths. We don’t know what the future holds, but when we put our faith in God, we know who holds the future and we can have peace about it.

The Psalmist cries out to God to protect him and deliver him from his enemies who are still seeking to destroy him. He sounds desperate because he asks God to make haste to help him. Have you ever felt desperate for God’s help?


Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 71:1-12

1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.


Things to think about:

  • Are you in a relationship with God?
  • If so, how long have you trusted in God?
  • What is your greatest desire as you grow older?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 71. We see through this Scripture that the Psalmist was getting older and still wanted and needed Your help. His desire was to praise and worship You all the days of his life. Help us to follow his lead in continuing to worship and praise You as we grow older. Help us not to grow weary in the battle against the enemy. Give us strength to continue on for You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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