Reading: Psalm 4
King David is one of the giants of our faith. Not only was he brave and strong and wise, he was above all faithful and honest with God. The deep personal relationship he enjoyed with God is really what allowed him to be brave and strong and wise. David knew God intimately and fully trusted God with his life. He knew each day he lived was lived under God’s care.
Psalm 4 is a great example of the level of trust David had in God. It opens with David’s expectation to hear back from God and it ends with complete confidence in God’s protection. There is a respect built upon experience and intimacy with God. All is on the table; nothing is held back. God is David’s priority. His day begins and ends with God. And God is present everywhere in between.
God offers us this same intimate relationship. God desires to know and be known by each of us just as David knew God and was know by God. We do not need to slay giants or lead nations to have a deep personal relationship with God. We just need to spend time with God. We just need to go to God with our big things and our smallest of things. Whether life is great for the struggle mighty, we need to daily be in conversation with God. This day may we deepen our relationship with God through open, honest, and frequent prayer.