David, the man that was anointed to become Israel’s second king, was probably feeling rejected as he departed from king Abimelech (probably the same as Achish 1 Samuel 21-22) being hunted by king Saul as though he was a criminal, with seemingly no safe place dwell! So what was he to do? Which way should he turn? Sit idly by and do nothing? Arm himself and fight against Saul and try to end this dilemma? These were not good viable options! So what did he do? He chose the path that every one of us need to learn, he turned to the Lord, first with worship and praise in Psalm 34 saying “I will bless the Lord at all times”! This is a model we should emulate; the New Testament says “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Secondly he looked to the Lord for help saying in verse 4, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.” Having worshipped and sought the Lord he could now expect good things to come; in verse 10 he says “…those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” He goes on throughout the Psalm speaking of the Lord’s good blessings. But, you may be saying then why is it that some doesn’t seem to receive healing, or don’t ever seem to have enough to go around, or seem to continuously suffer wrong and injustice? First, I don’t know the answers to every situation. Secondly it behooves us to search our heart and life to be sure we are measuring up to God’s Word; David prayed in Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me…” Ask Him to show you things you may not even be consciously aware of, and then take the steps of correction. And thirdly remember we still live in a dark and sinful world, wrestling against the forces of evil. Psalm 30:5 says, “…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” And remember, the final morning has not yet come!
God sees and hears
By Rose Hill
The Lord’s help we really sought,
Then His deliverance He brought.
For He will see when we sigh,
And His ears will always hear our cry.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright …1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.