Give it a Try

We like to eat sweets in our house.  We love snow cones, ice cream, all kinds of goodies and sweets.  But the thing with a lot of the sweets that we like it eat is this. There are so many options.  I mean, how can you choose among so many flavors?  What are you to do?

So, we’ve learned this.  We get sample. We’ll get a sample of this, a sample of that, we’ll try a bunch of them until we figure out exactly what it is that we want. We give them all a taste and see what it is that is just right for that day.

I thought about that when I read today’s Psalm.  Listen to what it says in Psalm 34: 4-8:

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look to him, and be radiant;
so your faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,
and was saved from every trouble.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are those who take refuge in him.

f1d9973e92872262bcbffe25d0a1c265This is coming from someone who has tasted the Lord’s goodness.  David says, the Lord delivered me from my fears.  He answered him.  His soul cried out and God was there.

He needed God, and God responded.  He cried out, and God was there.  He called upon the name of the Lord, and the Lord showed His face.

And so what does David do?  He says this. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Give it a try. Try it for yourself.  See what happens.

Put your complete and total faith in God.  Turn to Him, give it all to Him, truly turn it over to Him, and see what happens.

You won’t be disappointed.  Happy are those that have done it.

So, today, maybe that’s what God is trying to say to us.  Put our whole faith in Him.  Look what David says, He delivered David from his fears.

Have you given your fears to Him?  Not just your worries, but your fears?  Taste and see.  Give it a try.

Have you truly turned in that moment of doubt, worry, and stress?  Taste and see.  Give it a try. See what happens.

Turn to Him.  Give it to. Really and truly and totally and completely.  Taste and see.  Give it a try.

He is God.  You won’t be disappointed.

Today, may we give it a try.  May we taste and see. And may we find God’s goodness.

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