“O my God, I trust in thee:” —Psalms 25:2
“O my God!” What a wonderful blessing it is that these words may be heard from the lips of sinful men. This is no idle expression, neither is it an exclamation of anger nor a sigh of exasperation. It is the utterance of a man surrendered to the revelation of the faithfulness of Jehovah God. This soul serves the God of all creation for He is “my God.” Though altogether fallen as a descendant of Adam, and although the corruptions of flesh are manifested more often than we would care to confess, and although sinful men are prone to idolatry, the psalmist declares “my God” with a heart’s desire after the LORD because he confesses, “I trust in thee.”
Unto God alone does he lift up his soul (Psalms 25:1); because it is God, who sent His one and only Son to receive the wrath this psalmist so justly deserves— as we all are likewise deserving of holy justice for the sins we have committed against a holy God, we lift up our souls with the psalmist unto God.
Because Jesus Christ, receiving the holy justice upon His soul for a debt He did not owe and for sins He did not commit, and crying out in a loud voice saying, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me” (Psalms 22:1; Matthew 27:46), each one of us who are in Christ, having been redeemed by Christ through faith in His name, may sing along with the psalmist, “O my God, I trust in thee!”
We must never, never, never, never, never, never, never forget that our sins against God are so vile and wicked, it took no less than God becoming a man to offer Himself a sin offering to redeem fallen men.
“O my God, I trust in thee:” let me not be ashamed of the gospel of the cross of Jesus Christ; let not the enemies of the cross of Christ, Your enemies, of which I was one until grace found me and redeemed me— let not those enemies triumph over my witness for the holy sacrifice of “my God,” Jesus Christ.