Psalm_57

Sc‭‭ripture
 
Psalms‬ ‭57:7‬ ‭
 
“My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!”
 
Observation-What does it say?
 
It’s hard to imagine, but David is writing this psalm in a cave, hiding from Saul and his men, and fleeing for his life! As David’s enemies are closing in on him, David finds comfort knowing that the God of the universe is on his side AND HIS GOD IS MIGHTY!!! So while most would cower, blame God, or turn their backs to Him, David worships Him and sings His praise.
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
Life’s storms wearing you down? Lean on God!
 
It could have been so easy for David to point the finger at God, turn His back away from Him, or even just plainly give up in life. I think many of us would under his circumstances. But instead of David having a self-pity attitude, David focuses his thoughts on God. By doing so, his heart begins to shift from being worried and scared, to one of confidence and strength. Because David knows his life is in God’s hands, and there is NOTHING in this world that God cannot handle!
 
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”-‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:27‬ ‭
 
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”-Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭
 
Life Application
 
Relying on God for everything!
 
What a great reminder for me as I get ready to start the new month of prayer and fasting. A great way to start the new year is to re-focus my life and center it around God. It’s a great way to cleanse my life from all the things in life that have been distracting me away from Him. I guess you can say it’s a system reboot. But, it’s a great way to deepen my relationship with God and build that type of relationship that David had with Him. To be just as confident in God as David was, knowing no matter what life throws at me, my God will get me through it! How bad do I want that? How bad do we want that?! Are we willing to give up those distractions in our lives and call on the name of the Lord instead? Will you all join me this month with our prayer and fasting? Let’s see what God can do not only in our lives, but in our church, city, and nation as we seek Him earnestly!
 
-Moses Gaddi
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