Text: Joshua 10-12; Psalm 55
A couple days ago, I heard a great lesson from Psalm 55. These words were written by David as his son, Absalom, is threatening his life and David must take flight from Jerusalem. It is bad enough that his own son wants to kill him, but at the core of the plot is Ahithophel, David’s closest friend and adviser (and grandfather to Bathsheba). The Psalm opens (vv1-15) with David’s expressions of frustration, anger, vengeance and hurt. Suddenly, in verse 16, David’s attention shifts where it ought – to the Lord:
But I call to God,and the Lord will save me.
The message is simple and clear. When we are in trouble – even great big trouble – the way to go is to turn to the Lord. When we call to Him we come to Him, trusting in His sovereignty. No matter what our situation, God is in control. And, if we are His, He is up to something good. And we can also trust that He will save us. No matter what. We can take that truth to the bank. What we do not know is His timing. There’s more good news in verse 22:
Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
While we wait upon Him to rescue us, He will sustain us. What a great God! Amen!
in Him, Mike