O God, You are my God, I seek You, my soul thirsts for You; my flesh faints for You, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
In Psalm 63, David was in the desert of Judah. Physically, he was surrounded by dry desert land. Spiritually, he recognizes that God provides the water he needs to survive. David’s soul thirsts for God. When we are presented with a trial, we can choose to lean on our own understanding and turn from God, or we can choose to lean into God, trusting that He knows what we need. Maybe God doesn’t come through or provide in the way we think is best or makes the most sense to us. He will always provide in the way that is most glorifying to Him and will bring about the greatest amount of good. It’s important to recognize that we may not see all or any of that good in our lifetime on earth. Similar to Abraham in Genesis, God promised him that he would be the father of a nation, and all Abraham saw were his two sons. We see God’s faithfulness in what is now the nation of Christians that came from Abraham’s bloodline, which also gave way to our Savior, who adopts us into the family of God.