To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame… – Psalm 25:1-3a
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There are moments when I get a big, sudden dose of reality. I am faced with the truth of what it is I am trusting in and it certainly isn’t God! In those moments, I feel shame…it is as if all my “eggs” have been placed in a basket–all that I feel, what I perceive about the world and myself–I have entrusted to a “positive” situation or a person. Circumstances and people aren’t to be looked to for my sense of value, well-being, or confidence. To do so, is to set myself up for a deep wounding or a fall. My soul is to be lifted up to God alone. When I do that, there won’t be shame. He is faithful, loving, and good.

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all the day long. – Psalm 25: 4,5

This is the perfect antidote for the shame, disappointment and heartache I may feel when I have trusted in circumstances or people too much. Fix my eyes on the Lord and he will show me HIS ways. He will teach me HIS paths. He will guide me in HIS truth. He alone is my Savior and worthy of my hope throughout this day!