April 18, 2017. Psalm 17, 35, 54, 63.
The life of David is such an incredible testimony of who God is, and how He works. David was all over the spectrum of status through his life. He went from being a shepherd boy, the “runt of the little” if you will, and underestimated by all to a giant slayer, and later a righteous king. The Psalms contain some of the most raw and authentic prayers David made to the Lord.
When you read these prayers and other chapters of Psalm, you will undoubtedly find yourself relating in some way. In the chapters for today’s reading, David is facing many enemies. Are you facing similar struggles in your own life?
Do you feel as if there are people in your life who are constantly just waiting for you to mess up?
They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it.”
Or maybe someone seems to always be taking delight in your struggles?
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
They slandered me without ceasing.
David faced many enemies and was no stranger to feeling attacked. These chapters show how he handled those situations - by turning them over to God.
Psalm 17: 6-7
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Take refuge in God today. He wants you to experience the wondrous love He has for you. There will always, always be at least one person who is rooting for you to fail. Instead of dwelling on that person, let them be a reminder of a God who is constantly rooting for you.
Continuing seeking Him; the only one who can truly satisfy.
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.