- Psalm 3:3, 4 (NKJV)
The third Psalm comes from King David. The psalm is composed during a very tumultuous time for the king. David is under God’s chastising hand for committing adultery and murder. Although the king confesses his sin and finds God’s forgiveness, the damage from his sin remains. The trouble at hand now comes from David’s son, Absalom, who attempts a government takeover. As David flees from his own son, he pens this psalm.
I wish to direct attention to David’s trust in the Lord. The king declares that amidst his trouble God is his protector (shield) and the one who sustains him. Although David suffers the consequences of his own sin, he understands that God does not abandon his children. David’s trust reveals itself in his crying to the Lord. While David is brought low, God hears the king’s cries.
Take courage and be strengthened by King David’s testimony. Even while we walk through low points in our life, low points that may come because of our own sin, God does not abandon His children. He listens. He is there.
- Pastor Randy