David was hiding in a cave because King Saul was trying to kill him. Everything about his life had changed. He no longer had a job, a wife, or his best friend. Things were out of control and definitely out of David’s control. But does he whine about his problems? Does he try to blame King Saul or someone else? No, David turns to God as he writes a song we know as Psalm 142.
Psalm 142: 5 Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. 6 Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
For almost everyone, life has changed dramatically in these past few weeks of pandemic. Some have lost jobs and have no source of income. All of us have become isolated in one way or another. Some have been ill. Others didn’t get the wedding of their dreams and some have had to grieve the death of loved ones alone. We can focus on our problems or we can turn our focus on the Problem Solver.
We can still pray. There are many Biblical teachings on-line as pastors are forced to teach via the internet and not in person. We can choose to use this time to get closer to God, to realize that we really aren’t in control of this world. God often works in ways we don’t understand. Can we say with David, “You, God, are all I really want in life?” If you can’t, you now have time to consider your relationship with God. If you aren’t sure what to do, turn to our new believer tab on this webpage.
Jesus said in John 14: 27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. May you come to know this peace even in this crazy time.
To hear more about David and how God helped him, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/david-and-his-songs-the-early-years/the-god-of-refuge
[1,2] Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Amen Tom. So very well-spoken. Thank you so much for sharing… Blessings.