Trust In The Lord, He Will Never Fail You 3/14/2023

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by Robin McKinley

David the writer of Psalm 40 offered plenty of reasons why we should put our trust in the Lord. He knew that God would never fail him. And we can know that as well.

Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3

 When you find yourself in a desperate situation, you may want to quickly change your circumstance. But look what David did.

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

David patiently waited for God. I know at times I’ve allowed my impatience to overtake me, especially in my younger days.

When that happens in your life or mine we are telling God that I don’t need Him. David found himself stuck in the mud of despair. But he trusted the Lord and waited on Him.

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. Psalm 40:2

David testified that God took him completely out of the fix he found himself in. But the Lord didn’t stop there. He didn’t just pull him out, brush him off, and say “have a nice day.”

He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2 

Benefits of When You Trust the Lord 

After the Lord pulls us out of a messy situation, he stays with us. He makes sure we have our footing on solid ground. Then He fills our hearts to overflowing.

He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3

Do you see how the Lord amazed David? And how it will lead us to put our total trust in Him? The next verse goes on to say that joy accompanies those who trust in the Lord.

Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols. Psalm 40:4

We trust Him by putting our faith in Him. Then just like a parent cares for their child, He cares even more for us.

O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. Psalm 40:5

I like the old hymn called “Count Your Blessings.” The chorus says, count your many blessing name them one by one. Count your many blessing see what God has done. 

David said that he would never be able to name them all. He would never come to the end of them. Do you remember how the Psalmist started this chapter?

He patiently waited and trusted in the Lord for help! And God did not let him down. The prophet Isaiah also gave us some insight into those who trust the Lord. 

Finding New Strength 

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah says He gives us strength. It doesn’t say He will build up our muscles or energize us. No, He will give us NEW strength, His strength.

In our own strength, we can run but we’ll get weary. We can walk but we’ll also get faint. But with His strength, we won’t get weary and we won’t faint. We’ll soar high on wings like eagles.

David knew what it was like to trust the Lord for His strength to face each day. Plus he counted it all joy to be in the center of God’s will.

I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart. Psalm 40:8 

About the Author: 

Pastor RobinRobin, with his wife Cindy, became children’s evangelists early in their ministry. They ministered to children full time for 8 years. During that time they developed several children’s stories which were told with visuals and puppets.

Robin recently turned two of those stories into children’s books. One is called “The Contest,” a book about the Fruit of the Spirit, and the other is called “Twas the Night of Christmas”.  He has also authored 5 volumes of devotional books called, 3 Minutes Alone with God. Each entry is a product of his personal biblical Journaling.

These and his other writings are available on his website called Christian Perspectives at When you visit this site, you can sign-up for newly written devotions as they come out which will be emailed to you.

Presently Robin is the pastor of Calvary Christian Center in Pottstown, PA. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife make their home in Birdsboro, Pa. He also serves as the president of the local ministerium. He and Cindy have two married sons and four grandchildren. 

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