O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” Psalms 3:1-2 NLT
There are some experiences in life that you would prefer would pass you by. It should be illegal for any person to experience that kind of pain. Unfortunately, pain is part of the human experience and you cannot insulate yourself from it. Sometimes you would hear people say, I would prefer to have this or that happen to me but I would never want to experience that particular thing.
If I had conservation with David at this moment in his life, he might express those same feelings. You see, this was a really sad moment in his life. David faced lots of enemies but this enemy was his own son, his flesh and blood. When you are in a battle with an enemy you are trained to fight till there is no longer a threat to your safety. In other works, you fight to the kill. How do you fight to the kill when the enemy is your own son?
David had supporters who left his side and pledged their allegiance to his son. The public supported his son and David seemed all alone. But in his time of trouble he looked to God; his hope was in God. The dictionary defines hope as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Those around him did not believe that God would help him. Yet, in spite of all that, David’s hope was in God. In Psalm 33:18 NIV he said, “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,” David knew from experience that even in this moment of his life that he was not abandoned by God.
There are some experiences that leave you feeling abandoned. You look around and those who you felt would never leave you and they are nowhere to be found. In those times you have to quiet t your aching heart and say, “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:5-6. David drew from his experiences with God; his experiences taught him that God answers prayer. So David hoped in God and he was not disappointed. In like manner, we too can hope in God. It doesn’t matter what anyone says; we can do like David, hope in God and praise Him again.
Thought for Today: Friend, put your hope in God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.