“I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
In this psalm, we find David writing about the benefits of having a close relationship with God, especially during times of trials, hardship, and suffering. He gives us a necessary step that we must take in establishing and maintaining fellowship with the Lord on a daily basis. “I have set the Lord always before me,” meaning he has firmly fixed his spiritual eyes of faith on the Lord in order to become more aware of God’s presence. David speaks to the Lord’s strong presence in His life as he pens these words, “because he is at my right hand,” which is traditionally used throughout scripture as a position of strength and protection. Therefore, David was proclaiming that his almighty God – His Protector – was always by his side regardless of his circumstances and would be faithful to walk with him step by step along his journey. Lastly, David says, “I shall not be shaken,” as a result of all that God provided in his life and through the faith and promises the Lord had given him.
Today, regardless of our circumstances, God is calling us to fix our eyes of faith firmly upon Him, “setting Him before us” in full view. This involves seeking Him in our lives today over and above all other things, inviting Him into our circumstances, and remembering that “he is at our right hand” walking with us. Finally, remember that it is God who will hold us together in His strength, and through the faith He has given us, therefore, “we will not be shaken.”
Connecting Faith & Life
Father, thank You for the many promises of Your enduring presence with us along our journey through this life. Help us this day to set You before us, fixing our spiritual eyes and our minds upon You, and Your words of truth in scripture. Remind us often today, that You are in our presence, “at our right hand,” therefore, we need not feel shaken by the uncertainties of this life. For You are constant, unchanging, and ever-present with us. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.