Sing Unto the Lord a New Song: Meditations From the Book of Psalms. Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Tuesday, July 10, 2018
“A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. Lord, How are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; My glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, And he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, That have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: Thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah” (Psalm 3).
How is your prayer life? Be honest; it’s just us two here. When you are facing trials, some of which are a result of your past mistakes, and others because people seem to just have it in for you; what do you do? When the deep night of agony breaks forth into the morning light, what is your testimony?
King David had it rough at times. Some of his trials were carryover consequences from his forbidden liaison with Bathsheba. She was the former wife of Uriah, the faithful soldier the King David sent to premature death. The king had learned how to pour out his heart to God. He knew how to repent and struggle through difficulties.
What David Knew For Sure
He knew God had not forsaken him. He knew that even though his enemies, some of whom came from his own household conspired against him, but would not prevail because he entrusted his all to God. He knew that if he could continue to trust God, cry out to him for salvation and strength, that he would thwart the wicked plans of David’s enemies. Therefore, he could stand tall, keep his head held high, and trust that God would bring the richest blessings upon David and God’s people at the time they needed them.
Is this your testimony? Do you cry out to the Lord when you’re in trouble? Do you, like David, recount the many times God has come through for you in the past? Here’s the blessing: no matter how hard things get, even if some of the difficulty is self-imposed if you turn your entire heart over to God, and trust Him, He will restore you, and rain eternal showers of blessing upon your life. For this, we should all be grateful.
Sound of Refreshing Restoration
Sing unto the Lord a new song. Celebrate the blessedness of recounting the many times God has come through for you in the past, and know He is ready, willing, and available to do it again.