“Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1 NLT
David was a man with a lot of trouble. When you read the book of Psalms, you will also notice that David spent a lot of time talking about prayer. You see, David had a relationship with God.
In Psalm chapter 4, David was in the midst of a problem. When he looked at the problem, he decided to take his eyes off his problem, and look to God. He needed help from God and asked God to answer him. In verse 2 he said. “How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies?” It’s easy to identify with his frustration because he knew he was powerless to make a change. David knew from past experiences that only God had the power to make the change he needed.
He took the time to remind God that He delivered him from trouble in the past and because of that, he was confident that God will deliver him again. Then David had a conversation with himself and said, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord.” David decided that he needed to watch his anger and trust God.
Like David, you too can find yourself in a difficult situation. If you feel hopeless and powerless, watch your anger and trust God. He is the only one who can make the change you need.
Thought for Today: When you can’t, God can.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.