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King David was a patient man.  Despite the source or means of people trying to defeat him, he always looked to God to be his avenger.  Many of his closest companions would grow exasperated with him, wondering why he would not act on his own.  David waited on God. He did that as a shepherd, a warrior, a fugitive and even as a king.  The result was simple–God wins! David was the most beloved king of Israel. He led the nation to unity and peace for 1st time since Joshua. He led the lineage to our Savior, and he made clear his devotion to God as the ultimate leader of the nation and of his life.

We have the same ability–to allow our lives and our leadership to point back to God.  We do not have to be a king to leave such a legacy. We simply start each morning by giving him control of our lives; and then he leads the way to a full and meaningful life for us, and a legacy of honor to God and to our families. The irony is that as the enemy bears down; if we will wait upon the Lord–he will renew our strength. He will be our shield, our fortress, and our ultimate vindicator. Thank You God for being my lord, my protector and my friend.

God Bless You

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!