Have You Ever Had One of Those Days. David Had Many. In the days following Samuel’s anointing of David, the young king lived on the edge of death from his father-in-law, Saul. At first it was subtle, but soon David was on the run and marked as a fugitive. Jonathan understood, but the rest thought David a traitor and enemy. God had been kind to preserve David, but there were days when it seemed all hope was lost.
This psalm was written after one of those days. David was captured and brought before an enemy king. The king knew David as a warrior and a killer of the enemy’s men. Still, as David feigned insanity, God allowed the enemy king to spare David and let the fugitive king and his men run free. Afterword, David memorialized God’s greatness. David did not memorialize his own craftiness or acting skills; for David knew God and recognized God’s hand in all situations.
In our lives, we face weeks that seem absolutely hopeless. Sickness, tragedy, financial or professional disappointments all lead us to fear and worry. Still, if we can continue to trust God in the difficult times, we will see God’s hand in our provision and protection. It is rarely easy, and sometimes people will think us crazy. When we walk by faith and seek the Lord’s plan, God will not leave us wanting. Then as we see our Father deliver, we must point back to the Lord for that deliverance and not get proud of our own craftiness or skill.
God is great and He loves us as His chosen. We can never lose hope, nor can we give in to the fear that would tell us differently.
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.