The God of the Heart

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. Blessed be the LordFor he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:6,7 ESV

As I consider these words of praise to the Lord, I see the words that are offered from a thankful and full heart. This is not just the God who does things for us. This is not the “slot machine” God. This is a God of relationship. This a God we can connect with at the deepest level of who we are.

This is a God who responds to our cry for mercy. These words reveal a God who listens and helps us in our need. This is a God who provides the strength we need for each day and is a shield around us to protect and provide.

God responds to simple faith and trust. “…in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped…” Does it always make “sense” to trust in this unseen God? There are those who would decry faith as being “illogical.” But when we go with what we know in our “hearts” our inmost being to be true, we are safe and secure and have the help that is needed.

The response is a heart that “exults” in the Lord and offers a song of praise and thanks to Him for all that He is and all that He does.

Read these verses and consider what they communicate. Make it personal by saying, “I bless you Lord! You have heard my pleas for mercy. You give me strength and protection. In you my heart trusts and I am helped. My heart exults in You and I will sing my praise to the glory of Your name.”

Prayer for today…. Lord, thank You that You are a God of relationship. You allow us to know You and let us know that we are known by You. Give us strength to trust You more and to be those whose hearts are continually turned toward You.