All pastors have this question posed to them from time to time: “What the best thing I can do in order to please God?” I was thinking about my general answer when asked this question as I read Psalm 4 earlier today. David ends this short psalm with these words: “ In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (vs. 8) I instantly recognized it as proof of David’s complete trust in God, the type of faith that enables you to get a sound, restful sleep each night regardless of your circumstances. This is the answer to the question. God is always pleased when His children trust Him wholeheartedly.
In this same psalm, I saw one reason of David’s trust in God in the last part of verse 3. He wrote: “The Lord hears when I call to Him.” I also saw a secondary benefit that comes to all who Trust God in verse 7 when he wrote: “Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us. Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.” When others who didn’t have his type of faith were asking him where their help would come from, David probably urged them to trust the Lord. And when the Lord supplied their needs, David’s heart was filled with joy because of it. Doesn’t your heart rejoice when you see your prayers for others answered?
I also saw earlier today another feature of David’s faith and trust in God in Psalm 57, King James version. Verse 7 reads: “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” To me, this was another way of David saying: “My mind is made up. I am going to believe in and trust God no matter what.” I pray we will all get to this place in our faith and trust in God, the place where we have made up our mind to trust Him like never before. There are not many things we can do that will please God more than this. Have you been pleasing Him in this manner. If not, why not start today?
God’s word for today (Hebrews 11:6) “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”