July 14, 2020
Scripture: Psalm 71:1-10
In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness;
turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go, give command
to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from
the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men.
For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence
since my youth.
From birth I have relied on you, you brought me forth from my
I will ever praise you.
I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
For my enemies speak against me; those who want to kill me conspire together.
They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him for no one will rescue him."
Be not far from me, O God, to help me.
When reading this portion of scripture we can quickly be drawn to the storyline of King David before and after his anointing as King of Israel, when his involvement with King Saul turned into despair because of the jealousy and envy that grew in his relationship, David grew more popular in status, loyalty and integrity with the people of Israel. Saul who attempted to kill David put him on the run for his life but David though feeling somewhat forgotten still believed God in His promise.
The two words that stand out here is believed and promise, the majority of people can only see with their eyes what they ask for will come true but there is a point in time that a person has to look beyond their own eyes into the Word of God and the promises of God to receive the full picture of what God is doing in every Christian life.
This scripture gives us an abundance of courage, faith believing God in His plans for our life's know matter how dark our circumstances He will never leave of forsake us, His promises never change and when we like David take refuge in God we have the blessed assurance that He is already at work to provide everything that we need as His children.
It is truly up to us to hold the belief that God's grace and mercy follows us each day for we have a faithful God standing ready at any moment to supply our needs. This is the Spiritual journey we must stay focused on in the trying and enduring times we as Christians are faced with that His mercy endures for those that trust in His promises.