Godly Perseverance


David’s life is a powerful example of God’s faithfulness and the value of perseverance. The following psalm written by David captures those qualities and helps us focus as we wrap-up another week.

PSALM 40:1-5

I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.

He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the LORD.

Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.


Hayden Valley in Winter, Yellowstone National Park, By NPS (Public domain) ~ Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;

And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.


Today, take time to focus on God’s faithfulness to you over the past week. And then, make it a point to thank Him!

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the NKJV.