Psalm 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Trouble seems to be on every hand? The cares of the world appears to be too great? The enemy attacks seems to never cease in your mind and in your life? Well, there is an anchor for your storm. There is a way of escape that is called "faith" in God.
The good news for you people of God is even in the midst of life's fiercest battles, there is hope called "Jesus" who will carry us through them.
1 Peter 5:7-Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
David, in this text needed hope. David had lived a life where his enemies were constantly on his trail. He experienced one trial after another. If it was not King Saul or the Philistines , it was the enemies of God's people chasing after him.
Remember, Jesus gave us advance warnings about the troubles of this world so we won't be surprise when they come. Let's listen to John 16:33-“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
If we never had a problem, we would never know that God could solve them.
When the enemy of our mind attempts to torment us with his lies, we can go to the word of God and find hope and peace.
Let's listen to 2 Corinthians 5:10- casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
David had a choice to either believe the giants in his life that he was facing or to trust God and take Him at His Word. David chose to trust God for he said in vs#13- I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
David had history with God. He spent time with God starting from a young boy, therefore, by faith David was able to see the hands of God working on his behalf and in the midst of danger.
David's life was not trouble free and neither will yours or mine be. The key is "faith" in God.
Regardless of what we may go through or suffer, we must believe and trust the fact that God knows what He is doing in our lives and He will come through on our behalf if we keep the faith, keep trusting and keep soaking our minds with His Word.
Through it all, David learned to trust in God and to take Him at His Word. We must do to the same!
Now that David had believed that he would see the goodness of God's power working on his behalf, he encouraged himself by saying He will not wait on the Lord and be of good courage.
Everyone of us can look back over our lives and see the things that we have gone through and how God not only strengthen us in them, but he brought us through them all.
People of God, my words to you on today is this "THROUGH IT ALL" put your faith and trust in God for He alone is the one who can shelter you in your time of trouble in His secret place.
Psalm 27:5-For in the time of trouble He will hide me in His pavilion; in the shelter of His tabernacle He will hide me; He will set me up on a rock.
Are the storms of your life raging? What are you gonna do about it?
I pray that "THROUGH IT ALL" you would dig deep into the Word of God and when trouble comes, you will speak the Word of God by faith knowing that our God has it all under His control and He is able to do all things necessary concerning you and I.
1 Peter 1:7-These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.
I spent years allowing the enemy to torment my mind, but once I realized that God was for me and not against me, I purposed in my heart that "THROUGH IT ALL" I WILL trust God and take Him at His Word."
"THROUGH IT ALL" God has strengthened me, therefore I am able to encourage and show you the way of hope and strength through His Word.
THROUGH IT ALL! I have learned to trust in God and to depend upon His Word.
Is this your testimony on today also?