I just love reading in Psalms, especially after doing Beth Moore’s study of King David. David, the man who killed Goliath with a stone when he was a boy, the man who who was pursued by someone whom He looked up to as a father...leaving him hiding from armies ordered to destroy him, the man who had an affair with Bathsheba and had her husband sent to the front lines of a battle to be killed...even after all that he was still considered a man after Gods own heart. He clung mightily to The Lord throughout all his running, hiding, fighting, turmoil, disobedience and repentance. Don’t ever lose heart! God is with you, God forgives, God restores and He brings about new life. Cling to Him and surrender your life into His hands. It takes a lot of courage to surrender to Him but it is worth it! For its when you lose your life, that you truly find it!
Below is one of the many Psalms that David wrote while hiding from an army of men set out to kill him.
“Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. Don’t put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you. My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave. I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear. I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done. I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.” Psalm 143:1-12