David was at the end of his rope. He had been on the run for years. Saul, King, Father-in-Law and Father of his best friend was seeking to kill David–because he knew David was to be King. David had evaded Saul’s grasp several times, but was now out of hiding places. So David had to hide among his enemies–Men he had fought and killed in great number. His advisers thought he was crazy–but David trusted God and moved forward. It saved he and his men’s lives.
David knew it was always God laying down the path. If he trusted him walked with him he would know God’s goodness. Taste and see the Lord is Good–he writes, because, walking with God, in reverence allows God to protect, prepare and provide for those who trust him.
In our lives, we are faced with similar opportunities to trust God. This culture and this time makes following God very difficult. But, when we have a need–God continuously makes a way to get the need met; and allows us to see his hand in it. No other group or being is more cared for or more excited to see God work–than are we, his chosen.
God Bless You
I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.
2 I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are helpless take heart.
3 Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
He freed me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
he saved me from all my troubles.
7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
9 Fear the Lord, you his godly people,
for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.