Looking to God in Difficult Times
Psalm 3 is said to be a psalm of King David as he fled from his son Absalom. At one point in the reign of King David his son Absalom led a coup that briefly took the throne from David. Instead of fighting his son, David fled the city of Jerusalem. David laments that there are many who are against him. However, David writes this: But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah 5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. When we read of this event in another part of the Old Testament we see that David placed his trust in God. He was willing to wait on God’s timing to give him back the kingdom if that was God’s plan. He knew that he had nothing to fear.
I hope we have this attitude during difficult times. Difficult times will come. People will hurt us…often people that we care about. Those wounds are often the deepest. But like David, we can trust God. We can lift up our voice to Him. We do not have to be afraid. If you are in the midst of difficult times, lift your voice to the Lord. Cry out to Him. And then watch to see what God does. Even if ten thousand are against you, with God on your side, you still outnumber the enemy!