Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 146 (King James Version)

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
8The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
9The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
10The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

Reflection

This psalm reminds us to trust only in God. When we trust people, we are putting our trust in those who do not have the power to save us. People eventually die and turn into dust. God does not die or turn into dust, so we can trust God to be there for us.

Gay people often find themselves hurt by trusting humans. Trust placed in pastors and religious figures who condemn and wound gay people is misplaced trust. Trust needs to be placed only in God.