What are the knock on effects from God rescuing us? Psalm 116 shows God’s rescue begins a process for developing trust in God. The Psalmist begins with the anguish that overcame him and the joy when the Lord heard and saved him. What follows?
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. v7
When anxiety comes he chooses to settle his heart to be at peace as he reflects on how the Lord has shown goodness.
… that I may walk before the Lord …. I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” And in my dismay I said, “All men are liars.” v8-11
Life looks out of control but he chooses to walk with God. This needs faith that God is greater than what is seen brings courage to acknowledge how challenging his reality is.
How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. v12
How does his life honour the Lord who took a risk with him? Letting go of the false security he clings to, he chooses God’s cup (often representing suffering) of salvation.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. … you have freed me from my chains. v15-16
This cup can look like death, and yet beyond such death is freedom! When we have faced death with God, we are free to do what is right.
For a more detailed view of this follow the link – ‘Trust in the light of rescue’