I’m excited to introduce to you my friend, Cheryl, a first time contributor here! It’s such an honor to have her with us today! She has followed my writing for a long time. ❤ A pastor’s wife, Premiere Jewelry consultant, and prayer warrior, this woman is ready to rock and roll today!
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In these first 3 verses, David is reminding us of all the blessings God has promised to those who regard (care for) the weak. Now this weak means poor, broken, sick, those in the ditch, those that everyone rejects – yeah, that one! This is where we sometimes miss the mark. Do we pick up the wounded and weary, or do we walk by and leave them in the ditch? God says He’ll give back to you what you give.
In verses 4-9, David begs for mercy. All his enemies slander him and even his closest friend had betrayed him. Ever been there? Psalm 55:12 says, “if an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend with whom I one enjoyed sweet fellowship….” Let me say, the pain of betrayal is excruciating. Man will fail you, but GOD NEVER WILL! And because of Him, the enemy will not triumph over you. Praise be to God!
How many of us have yearned for God in the midst of distress? In the darkest days of my life, I, like David in vs 1-4 cried out to God day and night. My tears flowed constantly. I sought Him with everything in me. I was mourning a great loss. But GOD heard my every cry. Did you know He bottles our tears? And He came to my rescue! Amen!
David was grieving because he had lost the freedom of corporate worship. Like us, he was looking back at what he had. He remembered going to the house of God and praising and worshipping with friends and family. His heart was broken, his friends gone, and he couldn’t go home. It was too much. All his troubles were crashing in on Him. He was looking back, looking back at what he lost.
Sometimes we spend so much time looking at what we had that we miss what God has for us in the future. But then, in the deepest part of His spirit, David remembers the God he serves, “I will praise Him!” He said, “why am I so down? My hope is in my God, He is my Rock.” Hallelujah!
So Lord, we thank You that in our most desperate times, we can call out to You and you hear us and have mercy on us. You rescue us from our enemies and restore us. Hallelujah!
Cheryl has such an incredible testimony of how God can redeem what the enemy has stolen from us!
Like she said, it’s easy to look back at what we had versus what’s ahead of us. But perhaps this is why the front windshield is larger than the rear view mirror on a car. We have to keep looking forward. Don’t let the enemy keep you replaying the past. Keep moving forward.
I want to close out this post today with “Moving Forward” by Israel Houghton. Let’s keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward! ❤
Live Life Unscripted,
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