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Psalm 13:5

ESV But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
NIV But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
NASB But I have trusted in Your faithfulness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
CSB But I have trusted in your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.
NLT But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
KJV But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

What does Psalm 13:5 mean?

David's faith in the Lord overrides his fear of the enemy. This psalm began with David's sincere, human expressions of confusion and frustration. In a heartfelt way, David was asking God, "why?" in response to his hardship. His own mind wasn't sharp enough to resolve these issues, and he feared his enemies might finally win (Psalm 13:1–4). However, because of all God had done, David did not reject God or turn away from his faith (Psalm 11:1).

Here, at the end of the psalm, David shifts focus from his adversary to the Lord's unfailing love. He rejoices in the salvation given by God. God understands the limits of our knowledge and our need to sometimes cry out to Him in pain (Psalm 73:2–3; Habakkuk 1:1–4).

Jesus promises believers that hardship is part of living in this world, Yet He also reassures His people that He has attained ultimate victory on their behalf (John 16:33). The apostle Paul endured drastic persecution but assured buffeted believers that God's love cannot be halted. In Romans 8:38–39 he writes: "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." God's love for believers is far greater than any threat or trial.
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