I am so encouraged by David’s confidence in his God, even when he went through a time of testing he knew that he would come out the other side a better person. Verse 12 says: “You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but you brought us out to rich fulfilment “. This verse demonstrates his unshaken confidence in his God, even though he went through situations that he did not enjoy. He declared it was worthwhile because he came out a better person. I find this so challenging because although I want to grow in my relationship with my Lord, there is part of me that does not want to experience God’s process. The more I think about it and look back over my life, it was in the tough times that I learned to trust my Saviour and experience His greatness that shaped my life for His glory. After the time of testing David declared that he would honour the Law in the prescribed way as declared by the Law Of Moses. Verses 13,14 & 15 declare that David would worship the Lord in a way that pleases Him. There is a big danger when we try to please Him by the way that we feel and try to copy what other people are doing, at times there are moments when the church is suffering from people who believe that it is alright to only attend when it is convenient. Living this way never does bring us closer to our Lord and Saviour and the god of this world is full of encouragement not to change. In these verses, David says “I Will “ four times, I will is such a powerful statement, it is one of commitment not sitting on the fence. We need to realise what the Church is and what it stands for because it is certainly under attack. The god of this world if he could ban the truth of being born again and living a life that pleases the Lord. For too long the church has been silent about Godly principles and sadly the church is suffering because of this. I am so encouraged that there is a new move in the church and we are starting to give Him the glory that is due to His name. We need to be warned not to rely on our strength when difficult times come. In the past, I have lived that way only to find out when the crisis is over I have lost my closeness to the Lord because I did it my way. God has promised us when we are tested He will make a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13 ). The title of this Psalm is “Praise to God for His awesome works” David learned to experience the goodness of God in all situations, whether they were good or not good. May we have such an understanding of our God that we can rest in Him in all the situations of life. May we also commit to regularly attending and joining with other people to praise and exalt His name, decide not to be sidetracked by the pressures of life and always find the time to join with other people to honour our Lord.