Sunday, January 24, 2010

Finding Comfort

Psalm 3 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
[1]LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. [2] Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. [3] But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. [4] I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. [5] I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. [6] I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. [7] Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. [8] Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

What an encouraging psalm. King David was running away from his son. The Bible tells us that Absalom, his son, was turning the hearts of the men of Israel against David (II Samuel 15:12-13). There were people who were saying there is no help for him (vs. 2) but it doesn’t end there. Verse 3 starts with but, “but thou, O Lord art a shield for me.” God was King David’s shield. He was David’s protection. What more did he need with that kind of protection?

David was so discouraged that he cried to God, and God heard him weeping. Comfort from God was forth coming and he soon got some much needed rest (vs. 5).

When people and circumstances are against you remember God is there. Our God is greater than all. We get scared when one person gets upset with us. We shouldn’t be afraid if thousands are against us (as long as we are doing what God wants us to do).

Do you feel discouraged today, do you feel alone? Realize that God is with you. He is our great protector! He is with you no matter what the situation.

Trust God and be comforted today!

Have a great day.

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