I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High...
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name
put their trust in you, for you,
O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you...
Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10
The confidence which David had in the Lord at this time allowed him to say without reservation, "I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
God promises that He will not forsake those who put their trust in Him. Do you ever feel forsaken? Put your trust in the Lord. I have found that one of the best ways for me to renew my trust in God's continual presence is to praise Him for who He is and to begin to recount the ways in which He has acted on my behalf. Remembering the One who gives us life and preserves us is a great boost of confidence that He will continue to do so. We can say with the apostle Paul, "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) We may rely on His promise, found in Hebrews 13:5, "I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Let's begin our day recounting God's wondrous deeds,