I don’t know about you, but there is a lot going on in my life right now. With Christmas and The New Year here, there are family trips. With things to get done, there are demands. With a project due, there are deadlines. With kids off of school, there are needs.
Sometimes life seems to demand more from us than we have. Are you there today?
Does it feel like people have expectations of you that you just can’t meet? Or, that there is simply too much to do? Or, that you can’t handle all that you face? Maybe there is a person in your life that keeps breaking your heart. Another who can’t seem to right their ways.
The pain there is real and valid. For this reason, sometimes we can get stuck in an emotional-low. Or, in a confusing fog.
I notice that David, in the Psalms, seemed to get stuck here, occasionally. But, he didn’t stay there.
To move out he:
He honestly called out to God…from his pit…
“Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might. Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. For strangers are attacking me, violent people are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God.” (Ps. 54:1-3 NLT)
David chose to raise his thoughts above what he faced.
He went on to say…
“But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!” (Ps. 54:4 NLT)
David proclaimed who God is in the face of risk.
We can do the same. We can announce — who God is when everything else is threatening — what it will do to us.
Finally, David, believed God.
“You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.” (Ps. 54:7)
Yes, David was confronted with enemies and attacks, but he also announced God’s triumph.
It is interesting to me that in the time of singing one song, David was already saying he was delivered. There is a certain mental deliverance that can come before a physical one. Either way, David trusted God’s ultimate triumph and proclaimed it! We can too.