In my prosperity I said, “I shall never be moved. You, Lord, of your goodness, have made my hill so strong”…… Then you hid your face from me and I was utterly dismayed. (Psalm 30:6 & 7)
That first part of the scripture sounds really good, really positive. So why then the negativity of the second part? Security had made David, the psalmist, feel invincible. He knew his riches and power had come from God….. but…. that feeling of security had made him feel self-reliant, self-secure; independent of God. David’s communication with God diminished; and then he felt God was no longer with him. We can learn from David: even when things are going well in our lives, we should still look to God. He is always where our true security in life is.
Prayer: Lord, you hide your face when we trust in ourselves; strip us of false security and re-clothe us in your praise. That we may know you as the one who raises us from death. Amen.