26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.
Have you ever been discouraged and confused as to why those who defy God seem to be so successful in life? So did David. His heart was troubled by those who (vs 9) “set their mouths against and speak down from heaven, and tongues swagger through the earth [invading even heaven with blasphemy and smearing earth with slanders]. David even went as far to say is serving God even worth it? Has it been futile? (vs 13) Then we see how David gets in the presence of God and understands. (vs 17) Power, greed, selfishness ect…lead to slippery places (vs 18).
In all this, we must keep our eyes fixed on God. Don’t let the appearance of success drive you away from God in jealousy and anger. Our focus should be ever inward, not about the business of God. Placing our complete and full trust in God does not include telling Him how we think He should act. Faith is believing that He “works all things for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) This can be hard to do, especially in the difficult times in our life. However, if we try to be God we will only ourselves end up on those slippery places.