But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6
David started this psalm out crying out to God, feeling alone and that God had completely forgotten him. He felt that the enemy was winning the battle and that God did not care about him anymore. As he cries out to God, David begins to refocus his eyes on God and His great love. He realizes all the good things that God has already done for him and begins to rejoice and sing Him praise.
The challenges and trials that people face can seem very overwhelming, as though they are huge, insurmountable mountains. Looking so large, they can cause most people to focus only on the mountain of problems, rather than on God.
As a person travels west through Colorado, the one thing that gets larger and larger is the Rocky Mountains. One can begin to see them nearly one-hundred miles away. Eventually when one gets to the edge of the mountains, they will begin to be all that one can see. As big as they are, God is the One who made those mountains, He is much larger. Although the Rocky Mountains can be a challenge to cross-over, they are also a great beauty to see.
When you begin to focus your eyes on God and realize how big He really is, you can then begin to remember all that He has done for you already. You realize His great love for you.
God has provided salvation for you by sending His Son Jesus to live and die on the cross. He rose Jesus from the dead so that you may live for eternity.
In the process of saving you, God has allowed various mountains to get in your way. They are there to build you more like Jesus. Instead of looking at the size of the mountain, look at the size of God and what He has already done for you.
Doing this will allow you to have a song of praise on your lips at all times. Give God praise for the wonderful things He has done and is doing in your life. Just keep singing praise to God.
I pray today that you will trust God’s love for you; that you will focus your eyes on God; that you will not fear the mountains in your path; and that you will always sing a song of praise to God.