Full Assurance In The Heart – Day 16

May 3, 2011

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. 

Psalms 23:6

 As we conclude our look at Psalms 23, let’s review the many attributes of God that David revealed in such small passage of scripture.

The Good Shepherd –  Jehovah-rohi
The God of All Peace –  Jehovah-shalom
The God who Heals & Restores – Jehovah-rophe
The God who is There – Jehovah shammah
The God who Provides – Jehovah-jireh
The God who secures the Victory – Jehovah-nissi
The God who is in Control – Adonia

In David’s life, he encountered the greatness and faithfulness of God over and over again.  And as a result of his encounters, he came to trust the integrity and love of God, so that when his heart was overwhelmed, he knew he would find safety and rest in the shelter of his God.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalms 91:1

But the greatest revelation that David obtained was not about, God’s strength or ability.  It was God’s heart toward him, revealed by His goodness and mercy.

How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.

Psalms 31:19 (NLT)

David discovered “Goodness” in its highest form even when it seemed that his own humanity and/or life was revealing the worst.   In was in the goodness of God, David found the heart of God, revealed by His mercy toward him. 

But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalms 86:15

Rejoice as you forge ahead today, with full assurance in the heart, not because God, who is our Good Shepherd is ever powerful, ever able, and always there; but because of His great love for you demonstrated by His goodness and mercy that follows you all the days of your life.

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